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THE PUMPKIN PATCH IS BACK!

Soon the north end of our property will be filled with pumpkins! This year will see a few Covid accommodations – we highly recommend volunteers be vaccinated and masks are required.  Sales will be credit card only, but still provide the activities and fun familiar to our community. Families from all around our area will be coming to share time together, choosing pumpkins and enjoying the fall weather with outdoor games and our perennially popular jokes (What is black, white and orange, and waddles? A penguin with a pumpkin!).
Pumpkin Patch is an open-air activity, so this year is the perfect time to volunteer!  It’s been so long since we’ve had the chance to spend time with our church family. Grab a friend or go solo and sign up for a shift – you’ll spend a couple hours in the gorgeous fall weather – where you’ll roll a few pumpkins (we’ll explain why in training!), chat with other volunteers, engage with members of our community and perhaps witness one of our “Hallmark Moments”. Our Patch has been a part of pregnancy announcements, homecoming pictures, and families that return year after year for an annual “picture in the patch”, among many other special moments.
In addition to being a great community outreach event, this year the Pumpkin Patch profits will support these three projects:
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Good Shepherd’s FLY Mission Trips
  • With God’s Little Ones Mission
Important Patch Dates
  • The pumpkin delivery has been delayed and will now be arriving on Monday, October 4!  Please check your email or the Good Shepherd Facebook page for the latest update on arrival time.  Join the fun on the north hill as we pass the pumpkins from the truck to their pods. There are jobs for all ages, so bring the family! Join us for the entire time or just an hour – whatever time you have available will help make the job quicker. We need LOTS of hands to unload LOTS of pumpkins! Attention students, scouts and sports teams – come earn service hours!
  • Fall Festival, October 24: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Games, tattoos, fun fall science experiments, an afternoon full of fun!
Pumpkin Patch Sign-ups

We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Pumpkin Patch. Here’s how it works: Click the following link to go to Signup.com to volunteer: https://signup.com/go/uUkreKz  or click on the box below.  Enter your email address (you will not need to register an account or keep a password) Review options listed and choose the spot(s) you like – and sign up! (Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone – they also send shift reminders)

For questions, or for more information:

Contact Karen Kallansrud at kkallansrud@sbcglobal.net, or (636) 527-0402 or Dawn Schwab at drhschwab@gmail.com or (314) 223-2040.