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Hamburg pumpkin patch sends leftovers to Springville

TIME FOR PUMPKIN PIE — Pumpkins sold at Hamburg Presbyterian Church are available in all shapes, sizes and uses. Photo by Jessie Owen.
HAMBURG — What to do with leftover jack-o-lanterns? Feed them to the deer! The Hamburg Presbyterian Church will send the leftovers from its pumpkin sale to the Field of Dreams Deer Rescue Operation in Springville, to be fed to sick and injured deer, during the winter.

Approximately 3,000 pumpkins – 22 tons of the fruit – are currently being sold at the church and will be offered until Oct. 31.

The pumpkin patch will be open from noon-7:30 every day and from 10 a.m. -7:30 p.m. on weekends. The pumpkins, grown by Navajo Indians in New Mexico, are priced by size.

Monetary proceeds will be given to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church outreach program, Operation Good Neighbor in Lakeview, Union Presbyterian Church Food Bank in Blasdell, the Kathleen Mary House and the Eden and North Collins Food Pantry in North Collins.

The church said that each pantry will receive more than $1,000.

Leftover cooking pumpkins will be given to the Food Bank of Western New York.

The church is located at 177 Main St. in Hamburg. For more information, call 649-1970. This is the Hamburg church’s fifth annual pumpkin patch endeavor.

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