Finding fall in Abilene: pumpkin patches

An Abilene pumpkin patch is once again open to the public.

ABILENE, TX - The weather may still be 80 degrees, but fall is in full effect in Abilene.

One fall time favorite has already kicked off.

 

Several have flocked to a local pumpkin patch.                 

The Disability Resources Incorporated (DRI) pumpkin patch is once again open to guests.

Visitors are prepared for all the festivities.

They can go for hay rides, take photos and pick out pumpkins.

One child said she's gone every year since she was a baby.

It's open seven days a week and visitors can enjoy the event at no cost.

The cost of the pumpkins depends on their size.

The sales are all for a bigger purpose.

"The pumpkin patch is a fundraiser that goes to help our folks. It goes into our budget to keep our costs low, so that our folks can easily afford to stay here," Joel Paris said.

The facility provides care to adults who are challenged.

Last October, over 10,000 people visited the pumpkin patch.

"My favorite part of the pumpkin patch is just the opportunity to get the community involved in what we do," Paris said.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make the event happen.
 

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