Pumpkin Patch Party a Snowy Success

Trent Ernst, Editor
 

Brayden McMillanis from Dawson Creek brought up his wagon and team of Belgium’s to the Pumpkin Patch fundraiser held on the 21 October. McMillanis provided multiple rides to kids and adults. Approximately 198 pumpkins were collected by the little ghouls and goblins who cruised the fields of hay stacks.  Peyton Zimmer won the Guessing Game contest and Sydney Doonan took 1st place for animal calling.
 
A thin covering of the white stuff wasn’t enough to keep folks away from the second annual Pumpkin Patch party, put on at the ball diamonds by the Tumbler Ridge Days Society on Sunday, October 21. 
 
While the temperatures hovered around zero, and the sky occasionally let forth flurries of snow, there were about as many people who turned out this year as last year, says TR Days Society member Sharon Bray. “I wonder what it would have been like if the weather had been nicer.”
 
The Pumpkin Patch party is a fundraiser for the TR Days Society, and is now in its second year. Families and individuals pay $5 per pumpkin. They were then able to wander about the field to select their perfect pumpkin. 
 
In addition, there are a number of other events happening around the pumpkin gathering. The Lions club was on hand providing hotdogs. There was hot chocolate to drink and a pair of fire pits. There was facepainting, a photobooth, giant balls for the kids to play on, a team of horses providing hay rides and other events.