Our pumpkins are grown on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico and shipped to us, free of charge, by Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser of Greensboro, NC. Our church keeps a percentage of the proceeds which we then give to our mission projects. Last year this included 150 Thanksgiving baskets for Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) and clean water systems through Living Waters for the World. Each year 100 small pumpkins are donated to the children of Helen Ross McNabb Center for their Fall Festival, and we anticipate being able to provide additional funds for the Family Promise ministry to homeless families as well as for other ministry projects like the Fisher House Foundation which provides assistance to injured veterans.
~ Photo by Mark Burton