Posted: Oct 21, 2012 6:02 PM by Shannon Davis
Grant Kohrs Ranch in Deer Lodge held their annual fall event called Pumpkin Sunday. According to many of the young visitors to the ranch, it is very important to find the perfect pumpkin.
Nearly 400 children scoured the pumpkin patch after 1p.m. looking for a pumpkin to call their own. Once they found the right one, they moved on to the decorating station.
Children and their parents were packed tightly inside a small building full of pumpkins, paint and long craft tables. Carol Mjelde, a longtime volunteer on Pumpkin Sunday, was constantly cleaning up paint, but had a smile on her face the entire time.
"The pumpkin patch must almost be empty by now," Mjelde said. "I think there's probably been over three or four hundred [kids]. Last year they told us there was over 1,000, but it just seems like the tables are constantly full here. They are coming and going quite quickly."
The ranch offered apple cider making, crafts, games and a fire to roast marshmallows and popcorn. Representatives from the ranch estimate that this Pumpkin Sunday brought more visitors than past years.
Currently they are in the midst of planning their Christmas event, which will take place the first week of December.