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Pumpkin Patch Opens in Barrington

Annual 'Pumpkin Junction' rolls out at St. John's Episcopal Church in Barrington.

Rose Murrin and her children, Oona and Lock Billingsley.
Rose Murrin and her children, Oona and Lock Billingsley.

“Pumpkin Junction” is open for business in Barrington.

The annual spread of the orange gourds in all shapes and sizes and prices opened Monday, Sept. 30, on the front lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church -- "The Red Church" -- on County Road across the street from the Barrington Shopping Plaza. 

Approximately 3,000 pumpkins were delivered on Sunday – one day late from a New Mexico Indian reservation because of heavy rain there -- and immediately spread across the church lawn by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and church and community volunteers, said Kerri Payne, event coordinator.

The pumpkins range in price from around 50 cents for the tiniest pumpkin a child can hold in one hand to $30 for a pumpkin you will need a wagon to load into your vehicle, said Rose Murrin, who was working the pumpkin patch with her children, Oona and Lock Billingsley on Monday. 

The pumpkins will be on sale through the end of October. The 7th annual event is a fundraiser for the church. It will get a big boost on Saturday, Oct. 5, with the annual "Pumpkin Junction Festival" featuring baked goods, rides and games for the kids, crafts, vendors, music by Mark Whittaker and, of course...pumpkins!

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