Children and families come to Milledge Avenue Baptist Church every year to pick out pumpkins, play and get their pictures taken with the display. For many, like these children, the pumpkin patch has become an event to attend every year; not just a place to buy pumpkins. (Photo/Jameson Keasler, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Rev. Dr. Ginny Dempsey, the Associate Pastor for Students serves part of her time at work organizing the Milledge Avenue Baptist Church pumpkin patch in the fall. Dempsey oversees the volunteers and workers every year as they unload, sell, and recycle 3 truckloads of pumpkins that are delivered to the church over the course of 3 weeks. The first delivery was Sunday, October 3, 2021 with the next planned for Sunday, October 10, 2021 and the final delivery arriving Sunday, October 17, 2021. (Photo/Jameson Keasler, email@example.com) (The Rev. Dr. Ginny Dempsey, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The pumpkin patch features many sizes, colors and kinds of pumpkins for people to choose from. There are small pumpkins that sell for $1 each and also large pumpkins that are priced by circumference. (Photo/Jameson Keasler, email@example.com)
Located off of South Milledge Avenue, Milledge Avenue Baptist Church has hosted their annual pumpkin patch for the last 16 years. The Rev. Dr. Ginny Dempsey records the progress of the pumpkin patch through the years saying “when we started, this is our 15th or 16th year, we only got a quarter of a truck, now we get 3 truckloads.” (Photo/Jameson Keasler, firstname.lastname@example.org)
People from all walks of life including families with small kids to college aged students come to the pumpkin patch every year to buy roughly 100,000 pounds of pumpkins that the church expects to sell this year. (Photo/Jameson Keasler, email@example.com)
Milledge Avenue Baptist Church has an aging congregation of 75-100 people who attend their services on Sundays so they require volunteers every year to set up and run the pumpkin patch. Volunteers come from organizations at the University of Georgia such as the Christian Campus Fellowship (CCF) and groups from local schools such as the Beta Club from North Oconee High School. (Photo/Jameson Keasler, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lauren Waters, a sophomore at the University of Georgia, works at the pumpkin patch during the week to manage sales. On Sunday, October 3, 2021, the opening day for the pumpkin patch, the church sold more than $2000 of pumpkins. (Photo/Jameson Keasler, email@example.com)
People from all walks of life come from the Athens area to buy pumpkins, take pictures or have a fun date. This shows a path that splits the pumpkin patch as a couple walks around looking at all the pumpkins on display. (Photo/Jameson Keasler, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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