There will be a Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser at the United Methodist Church of Sea Cliff, 63 Downing Ave., at the corner of Carpenter and Downing Avenue, from Oct. 2 through Oct. 31.
All pumpkins are grown 100 percent in New Mexico by the Navajo Nation. The pumpkins are shipped across the country by tractor-trailer and unloaded at the church on Oct. 1 with many volunteer helping hands. Once the truck is unloaded, a casual dinner to express appreciation is provided for all volunteers.
UMSC undertakes this project each year as a fundraiser to support the work of the church. A large portion also goes back to the Navajo Nation to help support and make a significant difference in the quality of the lives of Native Americans.
So head to the church and pick out your favorite sized pumpkin and gourds for your fall décor. Bring along your camera, because the bright orange pumpkins, colorful gourds, scarecrows and autumn foliage on the beautiful grounds of the United Methodist Church provide a great backdrop for fall family photos and Halloween pictures.
For information call 516-671-0392. The patch is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Columbus Day.