St. Thomas’ opened our first Pumpkin Patch in 2008. It’s an amazing outreach project that does good at every level. Our pumpkins are grown and harvested on Navajo reservation land in Northern New Mexico, bringing economic growth to that community. ALL proceeds from our patch are donated to these local charities. Then, when the patch is over, any pumpkins we don’t sell are donated to help feed the animals at Rikki’s Refuge (a no-kill animal sanctuary located in Orange, VA).
St Thomas WILL be hosting a Pumpkin Patch in 2021.
Pumpkin unloading will be Saturday October 9th at 8:45 – 11:30 (Columbus Day weekend)
Our gates shut at 9AM for unloading to start.
Unloading is rain or shine. We require all volunteers to masked indoors regardless of vaccination status. If you are fully vaccinated you can be maskless outside.
We hope that many 8th graders (supervised/assisted by parishioners) will help unload the truck. We anticipate unloading will take between 2 and 3 hours.
If you are an 8th grader looking for 3 hours of community service hours – please sign up to help unload pumpkins!
If you have any questions, please email or call the church office (Parish Administrator, 703-442-0330).