IHM Pumpkin Patch Is Open To Community Through Oct. 31

The pumpkin patch at IHM is now open to the community through Oct. 31. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The maze at IHM is now open to the community through Oct. 31. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Are you looking to add a few pumpkins to your house this year? Well you’re in luck!

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is hosting a community pumpkin patch fundraiser today through Oct. 31 on the church grounds at 3700 Canyon Road. The money raised helps fund youth activities at the parish.

The pumpkin patch runs 1-7 p.m. daily and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends.

Sign up for an appointment by clicking here or stop by for a walk-in appointment. Remember to indicate the number of people in your party under “quantity”. Families that require extra social distancing can sign up for a private appointment to visit the pumpkin between 8-10 a.m. Saturdays.

Pumpkins for sale at this event range from about the size of a baseball for $1 up to very large pumpkins for about $40. There also are a variety of decorative gourds priced between $1 and $10.

All of the pumpkins come from farms in the Navajo Reservation in northern New Mexico. Growing these pumpkins provided 25 full time jobs and 600 seasonal jobs in an area where unemployment is almost 40 percent.

Besides plenty of orange squash, the pumpkin patch includes a children’s maze and fall selfie booth.

There also will be a bake sale beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. The proceeds from the bake sale benefit holiday food baskets for area families in need of assistance.

The pumpkin patch is just southeast of Los Alamos High School on the front lawn of IHM.

While at the pumpkin patch, remember to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. Happy Halloween!

Direct questions to 505.661.8303.

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