Pumpkin Patch Update


After four weeks of wonderful volunteer effort, Good Shepherd's annual Pumpkin Patch outreach fundraiser ended on a very successful note. Although proceeds are still in the process of being tallied, as of Monday October 30, the Patch had grossed over $30,000. Net proceeds for the Patch are a percentage of the gross sales. This number, plus the amount of additonal donations, will be announced the first week of November. We would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who pitched in to offload the pumpkins, prepare the hot dog dinner, set up the palettes, fence and hay bales, decorate the patch, sell pumpkins, shovel snow, wave the signs, update Facebook, count and deposit the money every night, take photos, organize a family fun event and when it was over, clean up the Patch. It has been a privilege to work with such great parishioners and friends.  The patch would not be a success without each and every one of you.