Disability Resrouces Incorporated Pumpkin Patch benefits a good cause and spreads fall cheer

Pumpkins a smash at DRI

ABILENE, Texas - The 7th Annual DRI Pumpkin Patch has pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and supports developmentally disabled adults.

Sales from the pumpkins that range in price from $0.55 to $25 or more depending on their size, go to providing housing, food, and supplies to the residents of DRI.

This year they started the sale with 48,000 pounds of pumpkins and even though the weather forced them start a week late, they've more than made up for it.

"Saturday we had about a thousand people that came out here," says Mark DeHoyos, Vocational Director for DRI.

That's the highest daily attendance in the event's history.

Rough estimates from this year's sale total $30,000 already.

The pumpkin patch will be open through Halloween, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The pumpkins are located at the DRI offices at 3602 North Clack St, off Hwy 83, and north of I-20.


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