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Troy FBC opens Pumpkin Patch today

First Baptist Church of Troy will kick off its annual Harvest Pumpkin Patch today next to the main branch of Troy Bank and Trust at noon.

Bart Culpepper, minister of music, said the event has a twofold purpose.

“The first purpose is for community awareness of who we are as First Baptist Church here in Troy,” Culpepper said. “We give out information about the church so they know about upcoming events and how to get in touch with us if they need us. Our other purpose is to raise funds toward missions project for our church.”

The pumpkin patch is a good place for residents looking to find a pumpkin to carve, eat or use for other fall décor.

The church will be selling large carving pumpkins for $5 each, small pumpkins for $1, medium pumpkins for $2, mini pumpkins in both orange and white for $0.75, “snowballs” (medium white pumpkins) for $4 and gourd variety from $.075 to $8.

The patch will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.