Pumpkin patch offers opportunity for fundraising and festivities


Caroline Smith

Tucher HIll Pumpkinville is a chance for fall festivities and also a fundraiser for local McKinney Christian Academy.

Courtney Reid, Staff Reporter

Pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Classic symbols of the famous October holiday, Halloween. Each year, people rush out of their houses to partake in picking out the perfect pumpkin to decorate or carve. This year, Tucker Hill
Pumpkinville is catering to the people of the McKinney and Allen area while also hosting festive activities and donating to a local school.

“This year, Tucker Hill Pumpkinville is donating part of the pumpkin sale profits to McKinney Christian Academy,” sponsor Vicki Northcutt said. “We decided to partner with the school this year to help them benefit and grow. We hope to draw business to ourselves by offering multiple free activities customers can partake in while shopping. Among these include games, a hay maze, hay ride, music, and pumpkin painting, along with many more things.”

Going to a pumpkin patch and carving jack-o-lanterns is something many students are looking forward to.

“I have good memories of going to pumpkin patches so it’s something I’m excited for each year,” sophomore Elizabeth Howell said. “Pumpkin carving is also tradition in my family; I do it every year. I think it’s great that a pumpkin patch is also offering other activities. It’ll help get the people in the Halloween spirit.”