Flower Mound pumpkin patch that was set to close saved by community

The pumpkin patch now hopes to be open by October 1
Photo credit EvgeniiAnd

The first official day of fall is September 22, and in anticipation of the seasonal change, many are already planning when they will go pick out a pumpkin. Going to a pumpkin patch is a fall tradition for many, but sadly for those in Flower Mound it was recently announced that a popular pumpkin patch would not be returning this year. Luckily, the community wasn’t willing to accept this, as they have come together to save the pumpkin patch just in time for fall.

Last week, Jan Balekian took to social media to announce her Flower Mound pumpkin patch would not be returning this year due to a staff shortage. Many who had been going to the pumpkin patch for years were disappointed, but luckily one woman decided to create her own post, attempting to help find staff for the pumpkin patch. Quickly the woman started receiving responses, and according to CBS DFW, over 300 people reached out hoping to work at the pumpkin patch this year to help keep it open.

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“People were saying we'll work for free, we just don't want to see the pumpkin patch close,” said Christi Beca, who created the post looking for potential employees. Now, volunteers are hard at work getting the pumpkin patch ready for the season. They hope to be open by October 1. Luckily for Flower Mound, the community knew it wouldn’t feel like fall without a pumpkin patch.

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