Pumpkin Patch, 2020, Portsmouth Herald[2]

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 portsmouthpumpkinpatch@gmail.com.  Thanks for considering joining us at the Patch.

Love and Hugs, ? Sue Richards, Pumpkin Patch Coordinator