The first St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch officially opens Saturday, October 17.
"We are just bursting with excitement about it," said Etienna Wright, Director of Communications & Youth Formation, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. "We've been wanting to do this for years and we finally got the opportunity this year and we just cannot wait to share this wonderful, magical pumpkin patch, with everyone in the Lafayette community."
Funds raised from the pumpkin patch will be used for youth programs and a new playground.
"We knew that we needed some funds for our youth programs here, and we wanted to bring all of our youth groups together. We have a Mother's Day out program, we have an elementary school age youth ministry and then our middle and high school youth ministry," Wright said. "We wanted to be able to find a way that we can bring all of those families and youth together to raise some money so that we can build a new playground and go on some really cool mission trips. We just figured a pumpkin patch was the best way to bring us all together to do it."
During the Saturdays of the event, the church will have a craft fair with vendors from all over the community selling pottery, baked goods, children's clothing, candles, tumblers, and more.
"We just hope that everyone takes joy, away from this event, you know we are dealing with very difficult times in our community and in our world right now and I think that joy is something that can sometimes get lost in the mess of the world and so we hope that our pumpkin patch can bring people a little bit of joy," stated Wright.
The St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch will be open October 17 through the 31.
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