October 11, 2012 | volume 116, issue 25

Pumpkin patch draws large West Plains crowds

Earnings help support Teen Challenge’s recovery program

By JAMES EIK

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James Eik
John, Dylan and Michael, volunteers at the pumpkin patch and residents with the Teen Challenge program, hold some of the animals at the mini petting zoo.

Staff Reporter

Inflatable jump toys, a seemingly endless streak of orange and some old-fashioned community personality all mix together to make for an entertaining family getaway right in Airway Heights.

Teen Challenge, a local non-profit residency program that helps rehabilitate those with life-controlling issues, is running its first pumpkin patch on Hazelwood Road just off Highway 2. Unmistakably lined with orange fencing, the pumpkin patch has plenty of activities for both the young and young at heart. The event runs until the end of October.

For an admission price of $7...

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