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Hamburg church’s pumpkin patch raises money for local food pantries

WHERE’S THE PUMPKIN? — Hamburg Presbyterian Church is located at 177 Main St. in Hamburg. Photos by Jessie Owen.
HAMBURG — Approximately 3,000 pumpkins – 22 tons of the fruit – are currently being sold at the Hamburg Presbyterian Church and will be offered until Oct. 31.

The pumpkin patch will be open from noon – 7:30 every day and from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on weekends. The pumpkins, grown by Navajo Indians in New Mexico, are priced by size.

Proceeds will be given to the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church outreach program, Operation Good Neighbor in Lakeview, Union Presbyterian Church Food Bank in Blasdell, the Kathleen Mary House and the Eden and North Collins Food Pantry in North Collins.

TIME FOR PUMPKIN PIE — Pumpkins sold at Hamburg Presbyterian Church are available in all shapes and sizes.
The church said that each pantry will receive more than $1,000.

Leftover cooking pumpkins will be given to the Food Bank of Western New York and others will be sent to Field of Dreams Deer Rescue Operation in Springville and fed to injured and rehabilitating deer, during the winter.

The church is located at 177 Main St. in Hamburg. For more information, call 649-1970.

This is the Hamburg church’s fifth annual pumpkin patch endeavor.
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