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Fall pumpkin patch opens Friday

Roshell Collett (left) and Sam Evans place pumpkins at United Methodist Tuesday afternoon.

Roshell Collett (left) and Sam Evans place pumpkins at United Methodist Tuesday afternoon.

More than 1700 pumpkins from New Mexico arrived at the United Methodist Church pumpkin patch in Macclenny the afternoon of October 7 as volunteers from the church and the high school’s JROTC program unloaded the tractor trailer and began setting up the annual display.

“It’s the most we’ve ever gotten,” said the church’s Toni Bunch, who organized the effort this year. It’s also the third year that JROTC has helped set up the patch, for which Ms. Bunch was very grateful.

Pictured from the pumpkin delivery are (above left) Levi Jewel and (above right) Landon Cates. Below JROTC cadets unload pumpkins from the delivery truck as Major Liz Law-Wallace (lower right) looks on. See the advertisement on page 8 for the pumpkin patch schedule.

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Photos by Joel Addington

Marcus Chisholm pulls a cart with pumpkins.

Marcus Chisholm pulls a cart with pumpkins.

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