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Plentiful bounty at Harvest Festival


FAMILY PUMPKIN PATCH DAY — Sunday October 18 – 1 to 3 p.m.

Come celebrate the Season at Alder Creek Farm, and the bounty of the pumpkin patch.  The community is invited to Alder Creek Farm (35955 Undershill Lane, Nehalem) on Sunday October 18th from 1 to 3 p.m. This FREE event will include harvest fun including pumpkin painting, games, garden taste tours, hot cider and more.  “When we heard that not all the classes at Nehalem Elmentary were going to be able to make the trip to the pumpkin patch this year,  we wanted to be sure that the local children had the traditional opportunity to have a locally grown pumpkin,” said Lower Nehalem Community Trust Garden Coordinator Karen Matthews.  “For over 10 years, the school children have beencoming to the garden in the fall to learn about the harvest time, play games and score a locally grown pumpkin.  We wanted to make sure that traditional continues.”   Neah-Kah-Nie High School Honor Society students will be assisting with the activities.  Many of these students were among the first classes that enjoyed the experience a local pumpkin patch.  For more information, contact Matthews at 503-705-5203 or see