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Valley Church's Pumpkin Patch to Benefit Haitian Children

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UPDATE: Due to weather concerns organizers of the pumpkin patch moved the event to Sunday afternoon. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m., but you can buy the pumpkins until Halloween.

A pumpkin patch in the Shenandoah Valley is selling pumpkins to help children in Haiti. The Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church in Fishersville is hosting its fourth annual pumpkin patch.

The church says all proceeds will help support education for kids in Haiti and mission trips. Pastor Tully Hunter says that the proceeds support a school in a remote part of Haiti where hundreds of children and teachers have to travel for hours - one way - to reach the school.

They have hundreds of pumpkins for sale in all shapes and sizes at the church. You can buy them every day until Halloween.

Hunter says that no donation is too small to help.

"When you see the pumpkin patch and you see the pumpkins, do not think of them as pumpkins. Every single pumpkin out there, replace it with the face of a child because every pumpkin out there, the funds from it will go to help improve a child's life in Haiti," said Hunter. 

Besides helping pay for the upkeep of the buildings and school supplies, the other half of the funds raised will go toward mission trips. Members of the congregation travel there annually to provide medical services and teach English.

And next Saturday, October 12, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  the church will host its Pumpkin Fest. They'll have food, entertainment and all kinds of family fun. Admission is free. 

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