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McComb-Veazy neighborhood getting ready to plant pumpkins

Posted: 11:54 AM, Jul 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-20 12:54:47-04

The McComb Veazy Neighborhood is planting their pumpkin patch this week.

On Friday, a youth group from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was on hand to help get the patch ready for planting. 

"We have a little over 100 volunteers out here, they’re pulling weeds and getting everything ready," said Tina Shelvin-Bingham of the neighborhood group. 

The pumpkin patch will open in September, she said. 

"It’s just to let the community harvest and grow pumpkins, maybe we’ll have a carving contest," she said of the project. "It’s just a way to get people out to enjoy the garden and the farm and have a good time." 

The group is at the farm every Saturday morning very early, she said. Sometimes they go on Sunday too, but it’s all volunteers. 

"We usually we get people from all over community, adults, families, kids young and old, they all help us do things on farm," she said. 

Shelvin-Bingham said the group is inviting volunteers or interested people to attend its annual meeting, planned for Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center. The group is celebrating 10 years of service to the community, and recognizing its volunteers, she said.