WELCOME TO THE PUMPKIN PATCH!
It is an annual tradition for the FUMC church and community. The Patch will be open from October 10/3 – October 10/31, and will be open: Monday – Friday from 12:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays & Columbus Day from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
It will look and run quite differently with a COVID-19 safety plan approved by the Portsmouth Health Dept.
Here is the proposed plan:
-Everyone will wear a mask/cloth face covering, use hand sanitizer at the entrance station and maintain social distancing in the Patch.
-The new pallet lay-out will make social distancing easier.
-The check-out waiting line will have orange lines that are 6-ft. apart.
-The check-out booth will be in a new position where a cashier will handle payments inside the booth and 1-2 people measuring pumpkins will be outside the booth.
-Weekends and Columbus Day, check-out will be at both windows.
-Pie Baking will still happen in our kitchen on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until about 2 p.m. Pies will be cooled, put into labeled baggies and kept on the counter for customers to pick up.
Clean-up will be on Sunday, 11/1 from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
We’ve made it easier for anyone wishing to volunteer in the Pumpkin Patch by visiting this link signup.com/group/92712616081 or text/call at (603) 749-4169 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for considering joining us at the Patch.
Love and Hugs, ? Sue Richards, Pumpkin Patch Coordinator