It’s pump­kin time at FUMC

Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church holds sec­ond an­nual Great Pump­kin Patch fes­ti­val Oct. 1 - 31

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As the days shorten and the weather cools just a touch, thoughts turn to all things au­tum­nal.

Noth­ing her­alds the ar­rival of fall quite like the sight of a round, or­ange pump­kin.

The Great Pump­kin Patch is back at the Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church, just in time for the fall sea­son.

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, rows and rows of pump­kins of all sizes will be avail­able at 1113 Cony­ers Street in Cov­ing­ton, just a block off the Square.

The patch will be open from 10 a. m. to 7 p. m. Mon­day through Satur­day and 1 p. m. to 7 p. m. on Sun­days.

This is the sec­ond year FUMC is hold­ing the Great Pump­kin Patch.

“ It was such a great out­reach pro­gram last year,” said Kye Hay­more, chil­dren’s di­rec­tor at FUMC. “ We got to meet so many peo­ple within the com­mu­nity. Sev­eral schools got to come on field trips and see the pump­kins and play games. It was a won­der­ful out­reach.”

This year, the patch is open for school groups as well, free of charge. Ac­tiv­i­ties, such as learn­ing about the life cy­cle of a pump­kin, sto­ry­telling, games and face paint­ing will be avail­able for field trip groups.

Fam­i­lies and groups are wel­come to browse take pic­tures in the patch. Church mem­bers will be on hand to as­sist buy­ers in their selections. Pump­kin prices range from $ 1 to $ 25.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Great Pump­kin Patch, call ( 770) 786- 7305 or email Hay­more at khay­more@ fum­c­cov­ing­ton. org.

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

A load of primed pump­kins await buy­ers dur­ing last year’s pump­kin patch fes­ti­val

Sub­mit­ted Photo

Five-year-old Mike Pulliam shops around in the pump­kin patch dur­ing last year’s Great Pump­kin Patch fes­ti­val.

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