By AARON RICCA/The Bee
KINGMAN – Hundreds of families got their Halloween pumpkins, but it wasn’t an easy wait.
People flocking in from all over town were scrambling for places to park and standing in a line nearly half a block long for the DIG it Kingman Community Garden’s 4th Annual Pumpkin Patch Day. Families wondered through the garden and into the pumpkin patch to snag one orange squash per family.
The day’s activities were the result of efforts by local volunteers and gardeners and included the Unisource Kid’s Game Zone, coffee by Starbucks, bake sale by St. Mary’s Catholic Church and petting zoo.
DIG it has been open for five years, giving locals an opportunity to come together to grow their own assortments of fruit and vegetables. There were more than 300 pumpkins grown for this year’s event.
According to Dig it Co-chairperson Kathy Cooper, nearly 850 people showed up for the pumpkin give-away in 2017.
“It just blew us away,” she said.
About 375 people had entered the garden as of 9:30 a.m. with another hundred or two waiting to get in.
For more information on Dig It Community Gardens, visit www.digitkingmancommunitygardens.org.
Main Photo: The McDade Family twins try to pick the right pumpkin. AARON RICCA/The Bee