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How Are Pumpkin Crops in the South Faring?

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Halloween…it’s almost that time — and what better staple for decorating than…pumpkins?? Some pumpkin farmers in the north are reporting smaller crops this year because of excessive rain. So…how are pumpkins in the south looking? Janice Boller, who runs the Pumpkin Patch at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Shreveport, says those pumpkins come from Farmington, New Mexico, and they’re said to be bigger than normal this year. It’s because the farm they come from has a good irrigation system, so the crop has been well-watered. The pumpkins will be arriving at the church Sunday, October 2nd, and Boller says any help unloading them will be much-appreciated. Once things are set up, the Pumpkin Patch will open for business. It’ll be open every day from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., except for Sundays, when it will open up around noon. She says roughly 8,000 schoolkids will be visiting the patch the week of October 10th, and they’ll participate in lots of fun activities while they’re there.

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