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Thanks for searching out information about the 2020 First Church Pumpkin Patch. We have some new information for you in regards to this year’s pumpkin patch fundraiser to earn funds for our Student and Children’s Ministry. If you have any question feel free to email Tony Sorrell the project coordinator HERE!
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) When do you open and what are your hours of operation this year?
Our pumpkins arrive on October 3rd. It is our intention to be open starting October 4th and Monday through Fridays from 1p-9p and 11am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.
2.) Will you be offering free field trips this year?
Unfortunately, in light of the “No Field Trips” policy with Volusia County Schools for 2020, we have had to make the unfortunate decision of not planning and implementing a field trip committee. So there will not be a particular theme or storytime interactives available.
3.) Will you be offering a Fall Festival or other weekend events?
Because of the state and citywide limits to high patron events, we will not be hosting a Fall Festival this year. We will also not be having a maze, Friday Night Marshmallow Roasts, or Saturday Bounce Houses. A decision has not been made whether we can host the Trunk or Treat event held near the end of October.
4.) What will you be offering this year?
We can promise you a lot of beautiful pumpkins from New Mexico with 27 different varieties for you and your family to purchase and have a festive time in your home. We will also be setting up plenty of beautiful picture opportunities and photo ops.
5.) Will you have the Jack-o-Lantern/Pumpkin Ruler Guy?
Yes, Our buddy, Patrick the Pumpkin Man, will be there so you can get measured by his huge ruler to see how much your children have grown in 2020.
6.) Will you be selling your Pumpkin Bread?
Yes! Currently our decision to bake our favored and loved pumpkin bread for the 2020 season is a go. We are making sure that we are in compliance with CDC guidelines in making sure that the bread sits undisturbed in the refrigerator for 24 hours before selling.
7.) What other Covid-19 precautions will you be observing?
-You will notice a different layout of the pumpkins this year to ensure we don’t have customers bottle-necked in aisle ways.
-There will only be 1 entrance and exit this year to ensure we do not go over capacity in the patch. There may be moments that customers will need to wait before entering on the patch. Avoid peak times like 11a-4p on Saturdays and Sundays to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your day.
-There will be 6′ spacing signs/cones to ensure proper distancing when cashing out.
-Customers may be asked to measure their own pumpkins to avoid touching by our patch volunteers.
-We will ask that all customers wear a mask when interacting with our volunteers. We will also have some decorated ones for sale.
-We will have sanitizer stations at the cashiers table and entrance/exit.
-Families will be encouraged to stay together