October 12, 2009
The 19th Annual Pumpkin Sale at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Road raises funds Oct. 7-31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, to benefit many of Alexandria's charities such as ALIVE, Carpenter's Shelter, Community Lodgings, and the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry (NOVAM). International charities include the Heifer Project and the Haiti Micah Project. The pumpkins are grown on the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico and are distributed and consigned to Immanuel and over 1,300 other churches of various denominations throughout the country. These partnerships support over 300 jobs on the reservation and the programs of participating churches nationwide. Autumn crafts and cookies, brownies, cake, candy, hearty soups, gourds, mini pumpkins, apple crisps, Indian corn and cornstalks are also available.
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20 things to see and do this fall.
As the seasons change, so do the activities that keep us busy. With crisp air, apple pie and leaf-peeping upon us, we say so long to flip flops, air conditioners and barbeques. And while it may not always feel like it, the fall season is officially here and there is no better time to grab family and friends and see what the city has to offer.