Rockwall’s Original Pumpkin Patch opens October 5

Free family fun is a Pumpkin Patch tradition!

Rockwall’s Original Pumpkin Patch kicks off its 25th year with a grand opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. October 5th. The event continues through Oct. 31st and will be open from at from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The Patch is located at the Ridge Road Shopping Center, 1201 Ridge Road, sometimes referred to as the Brookshire’s Shopping Center.

Original design lawn art and a wide variety of seasonal decorating items will be for sale. Pumpkins of all varieties, gourds, squashes, straw bales and cornstalks, and a variety of mums will be available on opening day. In mid-October colorful pansies will arrive.

Delicious deli items made by members of the sponsoring groups are excellent appetizers for fall entertaining and also make wonderful gifts for friends and neighbors.

An exciting lineup of children’s activities is scheduled for each Saturday. Children and adults will enjoy story times, crafts and face painting. Special entertainment will begin every Saturday at noon. There is never an admission charge. Families are welcome to come browse and take advantage of the many photo opportunities.

On opening day, Patchy the Scarecrow will appear. On the following Saturdays, the Rockwall Children’s Chorus, Bill Watts-Storyteller, and performers from Rockwall Summer Musicals will offer special entertainment. A schedule of all children’s activities as well as other information is available at the Pumpkin Patch website.

Volunteers are needed for shift work. See the Volunteer page on our website to select a shift that fits their schedule. Interested persons may sign up online at www.rockwallpumpkinpatch.com. Persons with questions may email volunteer@rockwallpumpkinpatch.com or contact Bill Watts at 214-207-5073.

Rockwall’s Original Pumpkin Patch is a nonprofit all-volunteer community effort and all proceeds benefit local projects of the Rockwall County Library and Council of Catholic Women or Our Lady of the Lake.

Submitted by Nell Welborn

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