That hint of chill in the night air can only mean one thing — it’s almost time for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia’s annual Pumpkin Patch! This year’s family-friendly event will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22.
Last year, scores of little kids — with parents, grandparents and older siblings tagging along — flooded onto the Motherhouse grounds to become candy-corn tossers, corn pile players, hay rack riders and pumpkin pickers. And this year, there are even more activities in the works and plenty of fun fall photo opportunities!
The entrance will be at the east gate (between the Motherhouse and the Concordia Community Garden of Hope), and admission is $3 per person, with kids 2 and younger free.
Returning for a third year will be the popular hay ride around the Motherhouse grounds, as well as the corn pile, hay stack slide, pumpkin bowling, games, a scavenger hunt and other kids’ activities. New this year will be face painting and a maze. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes as they take part in the fun.
The event is organized by Ambria Gilliland, the Sisters of St. Joseph assistant development director, with lots of other staff members and volunteers lending a hand. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia and their ministries.