Great Haul of Pumpkins

A tradition that began with the simple question – ‘Why can’t we sell pumpkins like the church down the street?’ – will celebrate its 12th anniversary this fall with two tractor-trailers delivering hundreds of plump gourds at the steps of Royal Lane Baptist Church.

The Sept. 29 delivery will commence the church’s annual Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival. A second delivery will arrive Oct. 13.

The Pumpkin Patch runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31.

The event was inspired by a want to serve the community at the church’s Royal Lane location, member Cathy Webb said.

The Pumpkin Patch advances the church’s annual Fall Festival from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

The free festival, which caters to all ages, brings out hundreds of community members from in and around the church.

The event includes food, pony rides, bounce houses, and a haunted house in the basement.

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