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The Pumpkins are coming!

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The much-anticipated arrival of “The Pumpkin Truck” is just one weekend away. A truck carrying hundreds of pumpkins from the Navajo Reservation near Farmington, N.M., is due to arrive at First Congregational Church in Saugus Center next Saturday (Sept. 23) at 9 a.m. The Annual Pumpkin Patch will run from Sept. 23 through Halloween, Oct. 31. Pumpkins of all sizes will be displayed on the church lawn and will be available for purchase every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “The Pumpkin Patch” offers a great way to get in the fall spirit.

Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the various shifts for the selling of pumpkins. If interested please contact Carl Spencer at 781-233-9196.

Saugus is one of many communities receiving pumpkins from the Navajo Reservation near Farmington, N.M., working with a program called Pumpkin Patch USA, which coordinates the destination of the pumpkins. The church and the Navajo Reservation both benefit from the pumpkins.

This marks the 21st year that “The Orange Glow” – as some folks like to call it – will return to the church lawn on Hamilton Street, which faces Saugus Town Hall. The Pumpkin Patch tradition has become a very popular autumn attraction to people passing through Saugus Center.

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