Pumpkin Mania Comes to York, Maineia (get it?)
Ok, I'll admit it, that was a bad pun, but I just couldn't resist.
The good folks at the York - Ogunquit United Methodist Church, in York, Maine, are in the midst of their annual pumpkin selling fund raiser. Each year they have a million pumpkins (maybe an exageration) shipped to the front steps of the church and they sell as many pumpkins as they can before halloween. It's a great program, not only does it benefit the church's ministries, but it benefits a group of naitive Americans in New Mexico. The members of the church come together to volunteer to "mind the pumpkin patch." The added benefit is easy to see, it provides an opportunity for the congregation to interact in another setting. I have to admit this is a clever way to raise funds for a good cause.
If you are in the area of the church (1026 US Route 1, York, ME) in this harvest season stop on by and grab an arm load of pumkins. They have great deals. You never know, you may find the Great pumpkin!