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Tri River Habitat seeks volunteers to help with Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch project is returning this fall.

Tri River Habitat will conduct a pumpkin, gourd and Indian corn sale from Oct. 6 to Oct. 31 to raise funds to build house number 13. 

The Pumpkin Patch project will be located at the Heritage House parking lot, right across from the high school.

 “Pumpkin Patch” is a 30-year-old organization that assists churches and non-profits with fundraising endeavors and ideas. This project offers a convenient way to demonstrate Christian outreach through Habitat’s mission of a “hand up, not a handout,” according to Bob Hughes of Tri River Habitat. “All funds raised stay right here in our area.”

Hughes said, groups of volunteers are “desperately needed, as you can well imagine,” to help with this month-long event. 

“Many fun opportunities exist for students and adults alike, to live and learn the true rewards of being a part of this ministry outreach. It also provides a chance to meet and make new friends,” he added.

Pumpkin Patch will also presents an entertainment element, especially for children, complete with face painting, Halloween story time by members of the Little Theatre and plenty of pumpkin recipes for the adults.

The truckload of pumpkins will arrive Saturday at 9 a.m.  Help is needed to unload the pumpkins and work the patch for the month, Hughes said.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Bob Hughes at the habitat office at 476-2330.