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Pumpkins Are Here!




For 24 years, the Pumpkin Patch has been Immanuel's major fundraiser for Outreach.  During October, we all pitch in as a Christian community selling pumpkins as well as parishioner-made apple crisps, baked goods, and soups.  All profits go to fund outreach programs; pumpkin profits do not pay for parish operations or salaries.

DESPERATELY SEEKING PATCH VOLUNTEERS:  If you can spare an hour or two this month, we really need your help with the Pumpkin Patch.  There are still far too many holes on our schedule!!!  Please click here to sign up TODAY.  And if you are already signed up, thank you!!

APPLE CRISP PREPPERS NEEDED!  Apple Crisps are one of the big money makers at our Pumpkin Patch each year.  A merry band of folks spend hours in the Zabriskie kitchen preparing these delicious desserts.  Many hands are needed and no prior experience is necessary.  We will be prepping this weekend October 7th and 8th, and next weekend October 14th and 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  You do not need to come for the entire time. Please e-mail Rebecca Cooper or Susan Gildersleeve if you can devote a couple of hours or just show up!  Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

 PUMPKIN PATCH COOKS & BAKERS:  Thank you for your great support of the Patch! You can find everything you need to know about recipe sources, labeling, packaging and pricing in the Pumpkin Patch Food Flyer – find it by clicking here.

DAILY COORDINATORS: Daily Coordinators help open up and close the Patch each day, make sure people have turned up at shift changes, and generally help the people manning the Patch that day.  We still need coordinators for Sunday Oct. 15, and Monday the 9th.  If you’ve ever worked the Patch, you’re qualified — and the veterans will cheerfully walk you through everything.  Please contact John Bednar, Jamie Conrad, or Jim Wise if you can help. 

 CALLING ALL COASTER WAGONS! Do you have a coaster wagon squirreled away in the basement, attic, garage, storage unit, etc., taking up space and gathering dust/rust?  Give it a second life as a Pumpkin Patch Sales Wagon!  You can also check with your neighbors and family members to see if they have a wagon that's no longer needed - and watch on trash day to see if any are left out (this happens a lot).  Your help in re-stocking the Pumpkin Patch Coaster Wagon fleet is greatly appreciated!  Questions?  Contact John Bednar, Jamie Conrad, or Jim Wise. 

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