Pumpkin Patch

Volunteers line up outside Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Sunday to help unload pumpkins from an 18-wheeler that will make up the church’s annual Pumpkin Patch.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch, which heralds Fall in Sulphur, kicked off with the delivery of an 18-wheeler filled with the seasonal gourds this past Sunday.

These yearly deliveries average 35,000 pounds or roughly 2,100 bulk pumpkins. The truck was unloaded by civic and school groups, as well as church members. Lines were formed and pumpkins were handed down from the truck and passed from person to person to a resting spot on church grounds.

The Pumpkin Patch is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, through October. School classes, daycare facilities and grandparents are invited to bring children to Pumpkin Patch Storytime, which is conducted by a former kindergarten teacher. There are two Pumpkin Patch Storytimes per day, set for eight different days.

Storytime is a gift to the children of the area from the church. Call Frances Wynn at (337) 527-5179 to schedule a visit. Those with a sweet tooth can purchase delicious pumpkin bread made by members of the church. There are wonderful locations in the Patch for photo taking, along with free games for the children to enjoy.