Foreman church hosts pumpkin patch

COURTESY PHOTO

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First United Methodist Church Foreman on Friday, Oct. 14 sponsored its annual “Pumpkin Patch” for the kindergarten and first-grade students of the Foreman Elementary School.

Approximately 75 excited and eager students began the day with a picture story from the children’s book Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson. Students got to see crops that become common foods and hear stories of beekeeping with visual aids. They also sampled popcorn popped on the cob as a special treat.

Creative activities included cupcake decorating and making butter, and of course carving a pumpkin while learning about how pumpkins grow and how they can be used—including the nutritious, delicious seeds. A cheer went up as the lights were turned out and the newly carved Jack-O Lantern came to life.

After a sack lunch, the students went outside to the Pumpkin Patch for group photos, and each child selected a small pumpkin to take home.

Upon seeing the smiles and receiving hugs and thank-yous from the students as they loaded the buses, the teachers, parents and volunteers declared Pumpkin Patch Day a big success. The church can hardly wait until next year!

—submitted by Kat Burchfield