It’s the “Great Pumpkin Hunt” at Brawley FFA Pumpkin Patch

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FFA student Adam Hovley a freshman at Brawley High School donates his time at the FFA Pumpkin Patch in Brawley.
FFA student Adam Hovley age 14 and a freshman at Brawley High School donates his time at the FFA Pumpkin Patch in Brawley.

BRAWLEY — Forty-one students from Brawley High’s Future Farmers of America club spent Saturday, October 26th, selling pumpkins to the public at their new school farm home, the Imperial Valley Research Center.

This is the first year FFA has organized a pumpkin patch, selling 500 pumpkins in the first 6 hrs, while offering hayrides and games for families and kids.

“It was a great success,” said FFA teacher Michelle Taylor.

Proceeds will go towards transportation and accommodations for leadership conferences and workshops for the FFA students.

Pumpkins, purchased at a discounted price, were priced for resale on a sliding scale for the small, medium or large pumpkins.
A volunteer FFA parent donated their time and vehicle to transport the pumpkins from Hemet to Brawley.

Students who volunteered their time, were able to use the time they served for community service hours as well.

An estimated $2,000 was raised at the event.

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