Dear Friends of St. Augustine's,
We need your assistance, please. Our first load of pumpkins arrives on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, at 5:00 pm, and we need help unloading the 18-wheeler.
In addition to being St. Augustine's largest fundraiser, the Pumpkin Patch builds bonds of community by bringing us together to work, pray, play and eat--both as church and school; parishioners and neighbors; 8 o'clockers and 10:30'ers. That's why we especially love the pumpkin unloading! The event begins with "Mass on the Grass" at 5 pm. Following the Eucharist we unload and place the pumpkins, and then share a meal of hot dogs and chili. We usually finish by 8 pm. Please arrive when you can and leave when you need to--all help is welcomed and appreciated!
Like everything this year, things will look different. We'll need to wear masks and eat our hot dogs "take-out style." But the camaraderie and fulfillment that comes from working together (and frankly, sweating together!) to accomplish a shared goal will be the same. I hope to see you in the Patch next Wednesday! Thank you!
PS - Please wear "work clothes" and a mask. You might also want to wear gloves and bring a wheel barrow if possible. Also, if you'd like to sign up to work shifts once the Patch opens, please click below. You may also want to save the date for the 2nd unloading: Wednesday, Oct. 14th at 5:00 pm.
Pumpkin Patch Volunteer Hub