Kiwanis cancels Family Fun Day

2020's pumpkins from the Gering Kiwanis club
2020's pumpkins from the Gering Kiwanis club(Gering Kiwanis Club)
Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 2:33 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - Gering Kiwanis will not hold it’s Family Fun Day at Legacy of the Plains but instead will sell pumpkins from their pumpkin patch at this weekend’s annual Legacy of the Plains Harvest Festival.

When last week’s icy weather threatened local gardens and fields, club members at Kiwanis harvested what pumpkins were mature and put them into an old grain bin on the Legacy campus, rather than selling them at the scheduled Family Fun Day on Oct 3.

The Kiwanis club will sell the pumpkins on Saturday, Sept. 19, from the grain bin area in the middle of the Legacy parade grounds.

Nearly 100 pumpkins were harvested early, Kiwanis reported, and are in perfect shape because they were not exposed to the killing frost.

The grain bin is located next to the Pedal Tractor Course and will be accessible to those attending the Harvest Festival.

The pumpkins are free, but the club is asking for donations at a suggested $5 per pumpkin, and all the proceeds will go to support youth and community activities. The club will also have a selection of handmade wooden toys that are part of a Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis fundraising effort for sale at the festival.

Family Fun Day in the past was reportedly the Kiwanis club’s largest fundraising event and had to be canceled last year as well due to an irrigation tunnel collapse in Wyoming and construction on the Legacy’s parade grounds.

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