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Pumpkin Patch Returns

Children at St. Luke’s enjoy the opening day of the Pumpkin Patch.

Children at St. Luke’s enjoy the opening day of the Pumpkin Patch. Photograph by Gerald A. Fill

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Eddie, 4, and brother Jack, 6, Garuccio from the Wellington neighborhood.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 8009 Fort Hunt Road once again celebrates the fall with a Pumpkin Patch program hoping to sell 3,000 pumpkins purchased from a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. Proceeds from the sale of the pumpkins will be used to finance youth pilgrimages and other youth programs. Volunteers who helped to off load two shipments of pumpkins include Boy Scout Troop 654. In addition to the pumpkin sale which runs from Oct. 5-31, a German style Pumpkin Fest will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Grilled bratwurst, potato salad, and pumpkin cake will be offered during the Fest.

Pumpkin Patch Sale Hours are weekdays, 3-7 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.