Pumpkin patch helps school meal programs

Rotarians are once again joining forces with ghosts and goblins for two days of pumpkin fever madness.

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, the Rotary Club of Langley presents Big-R Pumpkin Patch Days to raise funds for the meal programs in Langley schools.

Pumpkin patch helps school meal programs

Rotarians are once again joining forces with ghosts and goblins for two days of pumpkin fever madness.

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, the Rotary Club of Langley presents Big-R Pumpkin Patch Days to raise funds for the meal programs in Langley schools.

The entire family is invited to come out to the haunted Big-R Pumpkin Patch Days at Apex Secondary School, located at Fraser Highway and 244 Street to buy their Halloween pumpkin, and then stick around to enjoy all the fun and entertainment.

The Big-R Pumpkin Patch was started last year by Rotary Club of Langley project director Jimmy See, along with Susanna Eppich, principal of Apex Secondary School in Langley.

They are hosting the event to raise funds to keep the hot meal programs going in Langley Schools.

“Here’s a chance to support your local school meal programs, so come for your pumpkin and help keep the hunger ghouls from haunting our kids,” said See.

“And don’t let any of those creepy looking Rotarians scare you away,” he added.

“Bring the entire family and after you’ve bought your pumpkin, stick around for a hayride or check out the petting zoo, you can also visit the haunted house or the jumping castle.  There will also be hot dogs and hamburgers available.”

Langley School District Foundation executive director Susan Cairns welcomed the idea.

“The funds raised during Big-R Pumpkin Patch Days help us fund meal programs in the schools,” she said.

“Hundreds of children in our district come to school without having had breakfast and without a packed lunch.”