Kids of all ages enjoy weekend Pumpkin Patch!

October 29, 2016 by

Perfect autumn weather plus low-tech family fun drew little kids — with parents, grandparents and older siblings tagging along — to the Motherhouse grounds this afternoon for the final day of the second annual Motherhouse Pumpkin Patch.

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On Saturday, sunny skies, a temperature near 80 and a virtually windless afternoon encouraged families to play and relax throughout the event. Although the temperature was 15 or so degrees cooler this afternoon, it was an equally pleasant day to take a hay ride around the Motherhouse grounds, play in the corn pile and try out the haystack slide.

Other popular activities included a coloring table, picture-taking stations and pumpkin bowling. And numerous children arrived wearing their Halloween costumes, adding seasonal spice to the event.

The event is organized by Ambria Gilliland, the Sisters of St. Joseph assistant development director, and administrative assistant Laura Hansen, with lots of other staff members and volunteers lending a hand.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia and their ministries.



3 Responses to “Kids of all ages enjoy weekend Pumpkin Patch!”

  1. Judith C, MckenzieRookey on November 2nd, 2016 12:08 pm

    Magnificent view of the grand old convent in the background makes all the fun in the yards look like a whole new world for the sister’s life. (Not like the complete separation from the world in our era 1961…)

  2. Missy Ljungdahl on November 1st, 2016 10:00 am

    Wow, this looks like lots of fun. Thanks for all the hard work that went into planning it and carrying it out. I’m sorry to have missed it. Everyone does such great work..and it all looks fun!

  3. Jodi Creten on October 29th, 2016 3:59 pm

    A perfect weather day for lots of Halloween fun! Thanks to all of the workers!

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