Pumpkin patch season has officially started

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington favorite is back! The Wesley Memorial UMC pumpkin patch is open for business.

After 27 years, the Wesley Memorial UMC  pumpkin patch is still a crowd favorite.

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“The pumpkins power a lot of things around here,” Pastor to youth and college students Mary Frances McClure said.

From big to small, this pumpkin patch has them all.

“I like the white ones and the pink ones because they’re really unique, you don’t see them a lot,” pumpkin patch worker Addie Gasher said.

“This ones my favorite because it’s really, I like it because it’s like the right size and it’s orange enough,” first time pumpkin patch visitor Tory Hilliard said.

While some people pick pumpkins to carve and decorate, others go to start a family tradition.

“We live pretty close by and with him being a newborn and stuff like that, we kinda wanted to make it a tradition around ya know the Halloween time, as far as pumpkins and ya know taking pictures and what not,” pumpkin patch visitor Nick Karagiannis said.

McClure said she enjoys how much the community supports the patch every year.

“We love when people come back and take more photos or ya know bring Grandma. It’s just fun to come out here and we have some people come and sit here and read or just hang out, because it’s just, it’s the pumpkin patch. It’s really fun to be here,” McClure said.

Even though the pumpkins may not last forever, the memories at the pumpkin patch will.

The pumpkin patch opened yesterday and will stay open until Halloween evening or after they run out of pumpkins.