Proceeds benefit church, school partners
Even though it wasn’t a good growing season for the Navajos Indians of New Mexico, they still managed to provide some 4,000 pumpkins and gourds to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
Charlotte Teel, children’s ministry pastor, said on Friday only about 1,000 pumpkins remain for sale at the church’s pumpkin patch since they opened Sept. 25.
The church is located at 10928 SW 15th Street, Yukon and the patch is open daily from noon to dark.
Prices start at 75 cents and go up to $25 for pumpkins. She said most of the specialty pumpkins, like White Cinderella and green monster pumpkins, have sold but some still remain.
The patch will be open through Oct. 31 and on Nov. 1, any pumpkins left, will sell for a lower price, Teel said. All proceeds go toward the children of the church and also the church’s school ministry.
“Mustang North Middle School and Mustang Creek across the street are our adopted schools,” Teel said.
The pastor also invited the community to the church’s fall festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30. The event will be in the parking lot or inside, in case of inclement weather. There will be free hot dogs, hay rides, carnival rides, s’mores, a photo booth and trunk or treat with about 20 cars participated.