It’s Fall, y’all and one of the rights of the season – the pumpkin patch – has arrived at the corner of Tennille Avenue and Highway 84 in downtown Donalsonville. The annual event, coordinated by Seminole County Family Connection, and held as a fundraiser for the Friendship House of Jesus, will be open through October 30th for you to stop by and pick out some colorful pumpkins for your Fall decor, and snap a photo with Patty, the patch’s favorite cow. Each pumpkin is priced and there is a secure money dropbox on site. Volunteers will be manning the patch on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Families and businesses are invited to participate in this year’s “Scarecrow at the Patch” contest. For a $25 sponsorship fee donation, each scarecrow creator will receive a base to use for your scarecrow creation and a yard sign advertising their business or family’s work. A big thank goes out to Ace Hardware for the buckets used for the base of each scarecrow.
The scarecrows will be displayed throughout the patch from October 15th through October 31st. A virtual contest, allowing the public to vote for their favorite scarecrow will conclude the event.
To get in the contest contact Billie McLendon at 229-309-0531 or email her at email@example.com. Scarecrows must be displayed in the patch by October 15th.