Saturday is final day for fall fun at Rockwall Pumpkin Patch

Ian and Andrew Welborn can’t believe their eyes as they watch the big kids at the Pumpkin Patch. They are the 23 month old sons of David and Patricia Welborn of Farmers Branch, and grandsons of Jim and Nell Welborn of Rockwall.

(Rockwall) October 22, 2012 –If you haven’t yet made a trip to the Pumpkin Patch this year, you need to hurry. The annual month-long event will close at 7 pm Saturday, October 27.

Myka Brewer, daughter of Dale & Kasie Brewer of Rockwall, chooses from the assortment of stamps at the Pumpkin Patch.
mma, Elizabeth & Ella Vallejo, 17 months old are the daughters of Perfecto & Brandy Vallejo of Carrollton.

Visitors can select from a variety of pumpkins, gourds, and decorative squashes. Straw bales, mums and a few cornstalks remain. There is a good selection of pansies now ready for fall planting.

Wallis Glaze has picked out his pumpkin. He is the 21 month old son of Andrew and Kate Glaze of Rockwall.

Family and friends will appreciate a gift of the special Pumpkin Patch pickles, pumpkin butter, jalapeno surprise and jalapeno jelly.

The Patch is open from at from 9 am to 7 pm daily, and is located in the Ridge Road Shopping Center, 1201 Ridge Road, Rockwall near Brookshire’s Supermarket.

Submitted by Nell Welborn.

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Now a busy one year old, Charlie agreed to sit for this year’s Pumpkin Patch photo. Photo by Nell Welborn.

(Rockwall) October 8, 2012 –  A visit to Rockwall’s Original Pumpkin Patch for photographs with the pumpkins is a long-standing tradition for many area families. 

Last year, Rockwall residents Jeremy and Leah Jurca started their own family tradition when they brought one-month old Charlie Kay to the Patch for her first visit.

In 2011 Charlie Kay Jurca, age 1 month, slept through her first visit to the Pumpkin Patch. Photo by Nell Welborn.

Photographer Nell Welborn placed her in a pumpkin bin and captured the image (bottom of story).

This year Charlie Kay, now 13 months old, returned for her 2012 photo.

Saturday is family fun day at the Patch and children will enjoy story times, crafts and face painting.  See rockwallpumpkinpatch.com for more about the special children’s activities. At noon each Saturday there will be a special entertainment.

There is still time for other families to take advantage of the many photo ops at the Patch.  The event continues through Oct. 27 and will be open from at from 9 am to 7 pm daily, and is located in the Ridge Road Shopping Center, 1201 Ridge Road, Rockwall near Brookshire’s Supermarket.

Visitors can select from a variety of pumpkins, gourds, squashes, Indian corn, straw bales, cornstalks, and mums.  Pickles, pumpkin butter and other deli items made by members of the sponsoring organizations are also for sale.  And later this month pansies will be delivered and ready for fall planting. 

Rockwall’s Original Pumpkin Patch is a nonprofit all-volunteer community effort and benefits the Rockwall County Library and Council of Catholic Women or Our Lady of the Lake.

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