the pumpkins are here!
The Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers began more than thirty years ago. A farmer with some pumpkins, Richard Hamby, met a minister with a need for funds. The farmer agreed to let the church sell the pumpkins and they would share the proceeds. There was no contract, no legal proceedings, just a handshake and trust in each other. Thirty-one years later, while the minister has moved on and the congregation has changed, that church is still doing a Pumpkin Patch every October to fund their programs.
The pumpkins are raised on the Navajo Reservation in the Four Corners area of New Mexico.