Ghost Island Farm creates a giant pumpkin

Tuesday evening, Rusty Gordon and Megan Mendenhall applied the finishing touches to their giant jack-o’-lantern in front of the Ghost Island Farm stand on State Road in West Tisbury.. — Photo by Tony Omer

Rusty Gordon of Ghost Island Farm on State Road in West Tisbury didn’t grow any pumpkins big enough for a child to live in this year, so to get ready for Halloween he made one out of chicken wire, paper-mâché, and orange paint.

Megan Mendenhall of West Tisbury, a farm employee, applied the finishing touches of orange paint on Tuesday night while Mr. Gordon carved what one wag declared “The biggest jack-o’-lantern in town.”