Huge thanks to all Pumpkin Patch workers this year! Many youth/families worked three or more shifts, and some were able to make it to both unloadings!
Special appreciation goes to our Pumpkin Patch Chair, John Perry, the Day Chairs (Stacie Mobley, Karen Perry, Carol Shinn, Jacquie Slack, and Susan Bilon) and the Weekend Chairs (Robin Caddell, Robin Berkey, and Lara Miralia.)
This year we sold $32,886.25, the best year EVER! These funds support and subsidize our summer mission trips, the college Haiti mission trip, and other outreach projects and special youth events throughout the year. We retain 40%, which is over $12,000.
Way to go Patch workers! If you see any of these wonderful organizers, please take a moment to extend a huge thank you for all of the time and effort!
Patch Worker Calendar
Check back at the end of summer for updates for 2013.
Pumpkin Patch Chair - A parent who would orchestrate the entire patch from a management perspective.
Pumpkin Patch Chair-Elect - A parent who would learn all aspects of the Chair's job and be capable of making decisions in their absence.
Unloading and Set Up Committee Chair - A parent who would design patch layout, plan unloading procedure, line up unloading materials and decide where the truck will park.
Quality Control Committee Chair - A parent who would maintain the patch during the month of October, including designing a system for daily removal of damaged pumpkins as well as straightening the patch and rolling/rotating the pumpkins.
Publicity Committee - A parent who would organize a committee to be in charge of publicizing the pumpkin sale. Creative, economical advertising is most effective.
Day Chairs (Monday through Friday) - Five parents needed to recruit volunteers for your individual day and help insure that the patch is manned at all times. Each Day Chair has an opportunity to draw from a different pool of volunteers.
Weekend Coordinators - Four parents needed to confirm volunteers for your individual weekend and help insure that the patch is manned at all times. Also, checking in with the Patch and collecting the overflow of cash several times during the weekend shall be needed.
Patch Worker – Day-time parents needed to sell pumpkins in a friendly, positive manner, rotate pumpkins by the assigned schedule, and work the entire scheduled shift.