In spite of some challenging weather, Good Shepherd’s Pumpkin Patch outreach fundraiser ended on a successful note. Although proceeds are still in the process of being tallied, as of Tuesday October 30, the patch had grossed just over $25,000.
Net proceeds for the patch are a percentage of the gross sales. This number, plus the amount of additional 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 lunch, and set up the palettes, fence and hay bales. In addition there were those who helped decorate the patch, sell pumpkins, shovel snow, cover pumpkins when necessary, wave the signs, update Facebook, count and deposit the money every night, take photos, and organize a family fun event. When it is over more volunteers stepped up to tear down and 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 you.