It’s pumpkin time at FUMC
Covington First United Methodist Church holds second annual Great Pumpkin Patch festival Oct. 1 - 31
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.
A load of primed pumpkins await buyers during last year’s pumpkin patch festival
Five-year-old Mike Pulliam shops around in the pumpkin patch during last year’s Great Pumpkin Patch festival.