Asbury UMC to open annual pumpkin patch

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Asbury United Methodist Church will be unloading thousands of pumpkins off an 18-wheeler this weekend and preparing the grounds for their annual Pumpkin Patch.

Since 1993, Asbury United Methodist Church has raised over $147,000 for local, regional and national missions projects through its annual Pumpkin Patch! This year, in our 23rd year of operating, we continue to grow and expand our offerings.

The pumpkins come from the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico, and will be unloaded by church members on Sunday, October 2nd. They will begin selling as soon as everything is set up and will be open throughout the month of October from 9am – dark Monday through Saturday, and from noon to dark on Sundays.

This year, Asbury will have several photo opportunity locations set up for people to bring their family and take some great Fall pictures. They will also have photo contests throughout the month for people who engage with us on social media.

On Sunday, Oct. 23, Asbury will have its annual Trunk or Treat family event as a safe and fun alternative to Halloween. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Also this year, they will be opening its Patch to schools, daycares and church groups for a program called “Pumpkin Tales,” where more than 1,000 area children will come to Asbury for a pumpkin craft, listen to pumpkin and fall stories from nationally acclaimed storyteller Myra Davis, and spend time out in the Patch learning all about pumpkins!

Asbury invites the general public to come out to the Pumpkin Patch during the month of October for some great family fun and to help support various missions projects in the process.

For more information, contact Associate Pastor, Rev. Tim Barnes, at (318) 746-5349 or e-mail Tim@asburybossier.org. You can also find them on Facebook at “Asbury Pumpkin Patch.”