Pumpkin Patch celebrates fall
A popular autumn tradition continues Saturday, Oct. 26, when the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center hosts its 31st annual Pumpkin Patch.
The vent runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CRC, 14 W. Lakeview Ave. The first block of Lakeview will be closed during the festivities.
The Pumpkin Patch will offer a free pumpkin for each family -- one per household -- with the donation of three or more cans of food. Other family-friendly activities are planned, including games and prizes, face-painting, fresh apple cider, a bake sale, karaoke and an educational booth offered by the Cat Welfare Association.
The Kiwanis Club of North Columbus, sponsors of the event, will sell grilled hot dogs.
The CRC's new facility at 3222 N. High St., just across the street, will be open for tours during the event.
The first Pumpkin Patch grew from a compost pile at an early community garden organized by the CRC. When pumpkins began sprouting unexpectedly, the center allowed neighbors to take a pumpkin in exchange for a food donation. The fall community event has taken place ever since.
For more information visit clintonvillecrc.org or call 614-268-3539.