Texas celebrates the month of October with all the goodness of pumpkins. You can drive to Dairy Queen and get pumpkin blizzards, you can go to any coffee shop and get pumpkin spice lattes, and you will find pumpkins decorating porches and tabletops.
The best place to find pumpkins in Seguin is in the front yard of the First United Methodist Church.
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There are mini- pumpkins and gargantuan pumpkins….
Lots of volunteers are on site from October 1st through October 31st to assist pumpkin shoppers and pumpkin lovers. The church sells pumpkins each year to help fund their outreach ministries. Some of the money helps their preschool programs, some goes to a local food ministry, some helps youth work and mission work, and all of it goes to worthy endeavors.
This year, there were several new treats to entertain the kiddos including a scavenger hunt and a coloring station.
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Did you know that pumkins float? Mr. Helpful Volunteer showed me a pumpkin floating in water.
He took me to a pumpkin that had been cut open and held up the top so I could see the pumpkin flesh and seeds.
Then I looked inside the pumpkin and saw all the empty space in the middle. That is why they float! They are filled with air.
Along with a variety of pumpkins, there were also some colorful gourds for sale. These gourds look like ducks, don't they? I don't know their latin name, so I am calling them duckhead gourds. Go figure.