For the 7th year in a row, The Chestermere Lions Club hosted a family friendly event called the Pumpkin Patch and once again, it was a huge success. The Pumpkin Patch is a must-do for your fall activity list and has become an annual tradition for local families.
While last year the headlines read “Snow covered Pumpkin Patch”, this year was a different story. On Saturday, October 19th under mostly blue skies and a light wind, Lions members and volunteers rose early to scatter the field directly north of Mountain View Cemetery with pumpkins for families to come and collect. The fun and festivities began at 10:00 a.m., and right on time families were pulling in to get their pick of a pumpkin.
Children of all ages enjoyed the event which also included hot dogs, juice and coffee. As well there was a carving table for those who couldn’t wait to give their pumpkin a face and the Chestermere Public Library set up a story corner, with a couple of friendly witches sharing stories with the little ones.
There were approximately 250 pumpkins up for grabs at the beginning of the day and by 12:30 p.m., the field was bare.
“This is truly one of the premium family events in Chestermere and we’re proud to be able to serve the community” says Steve King, member of the Chestermere Lions who was on hand to help with the event.
The Chestermere Lions Club would like to thank their sponsors for this event; Chestermere Safeway, Mountain View Cemetery, The Chestermere Anchor, Tim Hortons, The Chestermere Public Library and Top Dogs Mobile Catering.
The Chestermere Lions Club was established in 2002 and has grown to 20 members. They are active in the Chestermere community making an impact by volunteering and serving the local community as well as around the world. Funds raised from this event will go towards supporting local Chestermere Projects.