Among the decorations that can be seen throughout Newton County during the cool weather of fall are plenty of pumpkins.
There are many ways to display these bright orange, or even white, gourds, including as is, carved, or with plants placed on top of them. With all those options, several pumpkins may be needed for the desired display.
The Great Pumpkin Patch is one place pumpkins can be purchased. Located on the front lawn of Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers Street, the patch will have around 2,000 pumpkins available for purchase, Oct. 4 through 31. The patch is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 to 7 p.m. White, green and warty novelty pumpkins as well as gourds, corn and more will be available for purchase as well.
Parents can also bring cameras and take pictures with their children among the pumpkins. Members of the Covington FUMC church family will be on hand to help select pumpkins.
“The Great Pumpkin Patch” is also open to school groups for field trips. Groups will be greeted and rotated through different areas, which includes storytelling, games, educational experiences and watching a video about the growth process of a pumpkin. The visit ends with the selection of a small pumpkin.
All of the proceeds from the pumpkin patch go back into ministry and missions for our community.
For questions about the Pumpkin Patch, please call the church office at 770-786-7305 or email email@example.com.