Pumpkin Patch returns to the Motherhouse grounds

October 10, 2016 by

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Scores of little kids — with parents, grandparents and older siblings tagging along — flooded onto the Motherhouse grounds last October to become part of the first-ever Motherhouse Pumpkin Patch. And the Sisters of St. Joseph are hoping this year’s second annual event will be greeted by the same number of enthusiastic candy-corn tossers, corn pile players, hay rack riders and pumpkin pickers.

web-dsc_6755The family event is Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day.

The entrance is the east gate (between the Motherhouse and the Concordia Community Garden), and admission is $3 per person, with kids 2 and younger free.

Returning for a second year will be the popular hay ride around the Motherhouse grounds, as well as the corn pile, hay stack slide, pumpkin bowling and other kids’ activities. And this year 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.

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

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