Pumpkins a-plenty

Published 12:39 pm Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch in Landrum is back, celebrating the harvest season with a large selection of pumpkins.

A trailer truck load of pumpkins will be delivered tomorrow to the Pumpkin Patch at Landrum Methodist Church on N. Howard Ave. in Landrum. The public is invited to come and watch and participate in the building of the patch.

The patch is operated by Landrum United Methodist Church Youth, who will sell pumpkins starting Saturday, October 16 as a fundraiser to support youth activities and mission projects.

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There will be a harvest sale and pie sale Saturday, October 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yard sale items, frozen homemade casseroles and pies will be for sale. Hot dogs and all the trimmings will be available at lunch time, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Landrum’s Pumpkin Patch is part of the 48-state Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers program. The program, which started more than 30 years ago, allows church and other non-profit groups to order and sell pumpkins grown on a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. Groups get to keep between 25 and 40 percent of profits based upon total sales.

The Pumpkin Patch will be open daily from 12 to 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

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