The Union Recorder

October 16, 2013

Special delivery

First UMC Pumpkin Patch delivers and delights

Natalie Davis
The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — A familiar local fall tradition, a bountiful delivery will makes its way to Log Cabin Road next week to delight visitors of all ages.

The First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch opens on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The pumpkins are scheduled to arrive around noon.

Displaying shades of orange, specks of yellow, marigold and even stripes, the pumpkins range in shapes, sizes and colors, much to the delight of many local students who will visit the church front lawn for field trips throughout the remainder of the month.

Allison Griner, FUMC director of children’s ministries, said the pumpkin patch brings delight to many each year.

“I think it’s a great opportunity that we have in Milledgeville,” she said.

Fields trips are arranged through the church’s main office. The scarecrows and to the students’ excitement during storytime. At the end of each field trip, the children are given mini pumpkins to decorate when they return to school.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. The Pumpkin Patch continues through the end of the month.

Traditionally the pumpkins range in price from $0.75 to one $40 pumpkin. Most pumpkins are in the $3 and $15 range.

Griner said organizers are pleased to bring the tradition to the local community year after year.

“We are very happy that we can offer this to the community.”

First United Methodist Church is located at 366 Log Cabin Road. For more information call the church at 478-452-4597.

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