Wednesday, October 29, 2008

pumpkin patch fundraiser


it is not unusual to see the front lawn of various congregations across long island filled with pumpkins this time of year. between halloween and thanksgiving, the high demand of pumpkins make them ideal for raising funds. these pumpkins come from navajo indian farmers in new mexico. two thirds of the pumpkin sales go back to the farmers to support their reservation. the balance supports the mission work of the community united methodist church pictured here. it seems like a great idea to me.
today is abc wednesday and todays letter is O. being that halloween is this friday I picked the word orange. please go here for more illustrated O words.
have you ever been involved in a fundraiser?

10 comments:

Babzy said...

good idea !I am involved in fundraiser to help a little village in high Atlas ,Morroco .They need so many things !
http://www.maroc-randonnees-solidaires.com/

soulbrush said...

how glorious and what fun for kids and adults alike.

bobbie said...

A great idea as a fund raiser. I'm happy to hear that people in NY are concerned about Native Americans in New Mexico.

Pernille said...

I wish I culd experience haloween in your place of the corner. Look like a lot og fun:)

Ms. Hays said...

I agree, good idea!!! And WOW - that orange really POPS!!!

Thanks you for the visit to my page on My World Tuesday - very much appreciated!

ken mac said...

hello norman rockwell!

ken mac said...

hello norman rockwell!

Paz said...

Ahhh! Orange! Wonderful ABC photo. This is a wonderful fundraising idea. All those pumpkins in front of the church look terrific.

Paz

tr3nta said...

wow... lots and lots of pumpkins... the trees are Cupressus sempervirens 'stricta'...

Arnold Layne said...

truly a beautiful picture - the pumpkins seem to spread and create a sea of orange in front of the lovely church. Great eye!