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Church’s pumpkin patch opens in time for Market and Main activities
by Jason Collins
Oct 06, 2012 | 1389 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Andreah Castillo tries, quite unsuccessfully, to pick up one of the larger pumpkins in the First United Methodist Church pumpkin patch.
Jason Collins photo Andreah Castillo tries, quite unsuccessfully, to pick up one of the larger pumpkins in the First United Methodist Church pumpkin patch.
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Larry McRorey, pastor at First United Methodist Church, talks to children in the pumpkin patch of the church. Money raised from the sale of the pumpkins will go toward the church’s Fall Festival.
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Larry McRorey, pastor at First United Methodist Church, talks to children in the pumpkin patch of the church. Money raised from the sale of the pumpkins will go toward the church’s Fall Festival. Jason Collins photo
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It looks to be a pumpkin spittin’, pumpkin bakin’, pumpkin rollin’ weekend in downtown Beeville.

The “gourd-eous” weather Saturday should be ideal for people eagerly awaiting the return of Market and Main, themed “All About Pumpkins” this month.

The market, which includes a variety of vendors, is open 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. around the Downtown Depot Pavilion.

Michelle Wright, Main Street manager, is encouraging those coming to compete in the pie baking and pumpkin rolling contest to purchase their needed supplies just down the street at First United Methodist Church at 106 E. Cleveland St.

Larry McRorey, pastor at the church, said that the pumpkin patch is open Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.

Money raised from the sale will fund the church’s annual Fall Festival which coincides with the Western Week Celebration. Everyone is invited after the festival’s parade over to the church for lunch, live music and games.

Wright said that she and McRorey began discussing the combined effort last year when he first brought in the pumpkins as a church benefit.

“I like to decorate with pumpkins,” she said. “I always like to shop Beeville first and... I like to shop my Main Street markets first.

“I love the fact that it benefits the community and the kids.”

Jason Collins is the editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 121, or at editor@mySouTex.com.
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