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Headed down to the pumpkin patch

Published: Monday, May 27, 2013 1:44 p.m. CST

Cherry Grade School students got an early taste of Halloween on Tuesday, when the entire student body was allowed to choose their own pumpkin at a local pumpkin patch, sponsored by John the Barber Foundation and established by Jack Rooney. Students walked from the school to the pumpkin patch, where all the students — kindergarten through eighth grade — chose a pumpkin, and then headed back to the school to enjoy apple cider and apple doughnuts. Later in the month, the Cherry Student Council is sponsoring a pumpkin decorating contest, and the students are encouraged to decorate their pumpkins and bring them back to school.