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Salem UMC hosts its annual pumpkin patch

There is no shortage of pumpkins to choose from in the sea of approximately 1,300 pumpkins at Salem United Methodist Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins are available Mondays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to dark; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to dark and Sundays from noon to dark through Oct. 31. Proceeds from the pumpkin sales benefit missions and ministries of the church. The church is located at 3962 Salem Road in Conyers. (Staff Photos: Julie Wells)

There is no shortage of pumpkins to choose from in the sea of approximately 1,300 pumpkins at Salem United Methodist Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins are available Mondays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to dark; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to dark and Sundays from noon to dark through Oct. 31. Proceeds from the pumpkin sales benefit missions and ministries of the church. The church is located at 3962 Salem Road in Conyers. (Staff Photos: Julie Wells)

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All hands were on deck Tuesday evening as the pumpkins rolled into town, including 4-year-old Chance Chriswell of Covington. No pumpkin was too big or too small for him.

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Pictured here are a few of the cheerful volunteers helping unload the pumpkins as the volunteers formed an assembly to make sure the pumpkins were displayed just right for potential buyers: far left, Sierra Driver of Conyers, Dextral Austin of Conyers and Melissa Chriswell of Jackson.

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Anthony Johnston of Covington helps to ensure this large pumpkin is carefully placed in the of hands Mike McGraw of Conyers.

There is no shortage of pumpkins to choose from in the sea of approximately 1,300 pumpkins at Salem United Methodist Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins are available Mondays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to dark; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to dark and Sundays from noon to dark through Oct. 31. Proceeds from the pumpkin sales benefit missions and ministries of the church. The church is located at 3962 Salem Road in Conyers. (Staff Photos: Julie Wells)

All hands were on deck Tuesday evening as the pumpkins rolled into town, including 4-year-old Chance Chriswell of Covington. No pumpkin was too big or too small for him.

Pictured here are a few of the cheerful volunteers helping unload the pumpkins as the volunteers formed an assembly to make sure the pumpkins were displayed just right for potential buyers: far left, Sierra Driver of Conyers, Dextral Austin of Conyers and Melissa Chriswell of Jackson.

Anthony Johnston of Covington helps to ensure this large pumpkin is carefully placed in the of hands Mike McGraw of Conyers.

By Julie Wells