Our Pumpkin Patch has become a community tradition, drawing people from around the area to buy pumpkins and gourds, photograph kids and grandkids against a field of orange, enjoy planned activities, and partake of delicious barbeque luncheons. Not only is the Patch part of our community outreach, and all funds go to ministry at Webster Hills. As such, it requires everyone’s participation!

Here is some information for your calendar and how you can help:

Sign up online to serve.

Pumpkin unloading: First delivery, Sat, Sept 29, 8 am; second delivery, Sat, Oct 13, 8 am. We need people of All ages to move pumpkins from the truck and decorate the patch. Please set aside these dates—kids are welcome to help.

Volunteers to staff the Patch: We need everyone involved with our church to commit to at least 3 shifts over the course of the Patch’s operation. So–block out time on your schedule now and be prepared to commit when sign-ups start.

To help you with your personal scheduling, here are the planned hours of Patch operation: Sat, Sept 29, 12-3 pm; Sun, Sept 30, 10 am-2 pm; Oct 1-6, 12-6 pm; Sun, Oct 7, 10 am-6 pm; Oct 8-13, 12-6 pm; Sun, Oct 14, 10 am-6 pm; Oct 15-30, 10 am-8 pm; Oct 31, 10 am-5 pm. You will have a chance to sign up after church services in September, as well as online.

Barbeques: Sats, Oct 6, 13, and 20, beginning at 11 am.
Family Fun Day: Sat, Oct 20
Other Special Events: Movie Night, Preschools in the Patch, Special music on Sats

Ways YOU can help:

  • Show up for the pumpkin unloadings!
  • Sign up for at least 3 shifts in the patch; also, sign up to fill a shift in an emergency.
  • Sign up to help with barbeques and/or special events.
  • Put a Patch sign in your yard; signs will be available outside the chapel door in Sept.
  • Take charge of Preschool Patch visits, or help Barrett Schroeder with this task; volunteer to help on preschool visits.
  • Commit to becoming a Patch leader next year by shadowing current leaders now.

Your contacts for Patch information:

Kathy Dessent (team leader): 314-580-1844 – kdcent@sbcglobal.net
Julie Marsh (computer whiz): 314-962-0468 – jdmarsh02@gmail.com
Barb Kemery (ordering, opening, closing): 314-968-3758 – bhkemery@gmail.com
Barrett Schroeder (marketing, Preschool visits): 314-961-7470 – dbschroeder1944@sbcglobal.net
Jan Fishman (backup team leader): 314-962-4426  – cfishmn@swbell.net


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