AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – For more than 10 years, Wesley United Methodist Church has sold pumpkins with a purpose. Their annual Pumpkin Patch serves as not only a fun tradition in the community but an annual fundraiser that touches lives abroad. Tsarina Severing, Director of the patch says every year she gets more excited about the impact the sales have on those in other countries.
“100% of our pumpkin sales go to fund our foreign mission teams .We divide the proceeds up between all four of our mission teams to help get them to their perspective locations and fund all of the supplies needed for their missions.” Severing said.
Wesley’s foreign mission teams have traveled to countries such as Honduras, Kenya, and Haiti. She says the funds raised help them to give back while spreading the love of Jesus Christ.
“Even though we’re here in Evans Georgia when raising money locally that money extends internationally and it touches people all over the world.” Severing added.
In 2015, the patch raised $16, 300 by selling pumpkin, pansies, mums, bales of hay and gourds.
The pumpkin patch is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. This weekend they are hosting Pumpkin Palooza, a family carnival Saturday October 22nd from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.