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Picking a pumpkin from the patch

October 12, 2004

Thomas County - Ask these elementary school kids what their favorite part of the pumpkin patch is and most of them will say the hay ride, but at the Barnes Pumpkin patch, there's a lot more to do, than taking a ride in the hay.

There are animals to see, and animals to feed. Owner Rhonda Barnes says her idea to create a pumpkin patch came when she visited one in Tennessee with her children. She says, "My kids loved it and every time we go, they always want to go in October."

So this October, she created her own pumpkin patch. How do folks around here like it? "They love it," says Barnes. "The response from the kids, from the adults, from the community has been very positive."

And even after the kids leave, it seems they will enjoy what they take away from the pumpkin patch. Eight year old Gabrielle Sneed says, "We're going to get 'em and we're going to eat them when we get home."

Barnes says, "My favorite part is seeing the smiles on the kids face." And there certainly are lots of smiles here today.

The Barnes pumpkin patch is on Ozell Road in Thomas County.

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