Pumpkin Patch

October 11-31, 2017
Daily 10-8
Sundays 12-8

       
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"GREAT CARVING CONTEST"!
$10,000 PRIZE


WHY DO WE HAVE A PUMPKIN PATCH?
The pumpkins arrive on Wednesday, October 11 and our second shipment will come on Sunday, October 22.  Trinity offers this fundraiser to the community to support local and global charities.  Charities selected to be recipients of this year's funds are AIM, Boy Scouts, Cancer Association of Anderson, Costa Rica Missions, Family Promise, Offer's Christian Fellowship, Parkinson's Association of Anderson, and the Weekend SnackPack program.

Since our patch began in 2003, more than $150,000 dollars has been donated to charities such as those listed above and others.

Admission to the patch is free.  Pumpkins range in price from fifty cents to $55 (for the huge ones!).  Gourds, hay bales, and cornstalks are also sold.  Every penny of our profit from the pumpkin sales goes to charity.  We thank everyone for their support.

HOW?
The pumpkins come from an organization called Pumpkins USA.  It is a fundraising organization that partners with the Navajo Indians in New Mexico.  They grow and load the pumpkins onto trucks that deliver them to us.  This organization sets the prices for the pumpkins.  We do not have the option to discount the prices.  If we did, we would be shortchanging the amount that we give to the charities that were selected to receive funds as well as the amount sent to Pumpkins USA to cover the labor costs, shipping, and administrative costs.  The more pumpkins sold, the more we get to keep for the charities and Trinity does not keep a penny of it.  If we sell over $30,000 for example, we get to keep 40% for the charities.

FIELD TRIPS
During the week of October 16-20, we offer field trips.  Preschool and younger elementary classes from other schools, senior adult groups, and special needs groups and classes make an appointment for a one-hour experience in the patch which includes a story telling time and carving of a pumpkin, science experiments or games, snack, goodie bag, pick a small pumpkin, and photoshoot area (bring your own camera!)  Call 224-2531 to make an appointment.  To include everything as listed above in your experience, the cost will be $6.00 per child.  If necessary, the experience can be adjusted to fit your group.  

Guests may come to the patch any time to use our patch as a backdrop for family, class, or children's pictures.

EVENTS AT THE PATCH
Church Picnic - Weather Permitting this will be held on the church lawn and in the patch on Sunday, October 15.  It is a covered dish meal.  Meat and beverage is provided.  

BBQ, BLUEGRASS MUSIC & Silent Auction- Saturday, October 21.  Our Costa Rica Mission team offers s a One-Half Chicken BBQ plate for $10 in the patch and bluegrass music by the Cane Creek Band.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  We look forward to seeing you in the patch!

GREAT CARVING CONTEST

This contest is being sponsored by the Pumpkin Patch
Fundraising Organization (not by Trinity)

$10,000 WINNER

 How to Enter:

 Step 1            Select your pumpkin

 Step 2           You will receive a contest sticker when

                            you pay for your purchase.  It must

                            appear in the picture of the carved

                            pumpkin which you enter.

 Step 3           Carve your pumpkin.  Place your sticker

                            with the pumpkin so it will be

                            clear and visible.  It must be visible.

 Step 4             Go to:

                               www.facebook.com/carvingcontest

 Step 5           Click the tab on the left that says:

                           “Click Here to Enter”

                           Choose your picture file, enter your

                            email address and name,

                            then click “Enter.”

                        Make sure your sticker is visible

                            in the picture.

                        Pictures without the sticker

                             will be disqualified.

 

THEN            Share your pumpkin and ask friends to vote:

                              See Contest Rules at:

                                 www.facebook.com/carvingcontest

           

                        Voting ends November 1, 2017

                               at 11:59 pm eastern time.