Pumpkin Patch set to open

The Pumpkin Patch at St. Anthony Church in Prospect opens Saturday. –CONTRIBUTED

The Pumpkin Patch at St. Anthony Church in Prospect opens Saturday. –CONTRIBUTED

PROSPECT — The pumpkins are back in town.

The Pumpkin Patch at St. Anthony Church opens Saturday and runs through Oct. 31 at the church, 4 Union City Road. The Pumpkin Patch is open weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The pumpkins will arrive on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The church is seeking volunteers to help unload the pumpkins and set up for Saturday. There will be free pizza and a drawing for a gift card for volunteers. The church is also seeking volunteers to help while the patch is open.

Aside from picking out pumpkins, the Pumpkin Patch will feature a host of activities on the weekends, including games, hay rides, a burlap maze, face painting and pumpkin painting. The patch also features live entertainment and demonstrations, including a performance by the Woodland Drama Club on Oct. 8, a DJ on Oct. 15, and a demonstration by Rancho Floclorico Recordacoes de, a Portuguese folklore dance group, on Oct. 16.

The proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch support the church’s HOPE Ministry, which assists people in need with financial, educational, practical and spiritual guidance.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, visit www.prospectpumpkinpatch.com.

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