De La Salle's Pumpkin Patch harvests new hope for challenged students

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A park full of pumpkins is the cash-crop for a Kansas City, Mo., non-traditional school that helps children facing tremendous life challenges complete their education.

The annual De La Salle Pumpkin Patch event will be Saturday, October 5 at Brookside Park on Brookside Boulevard and 58th Street, in Kansas City.

It's a free event filled with family fun.  Not only can people purchase their pumpkins, they can enjoy games, music and food. There will be face-painting, balloon twisting, and soccer with prizes from Sporting KC.

Demetria Obilor, 41 Action News Morning Traffic Anchor, will emcee the event.  It begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.

"This is the major fundraiser for De La Salle," organizer Chad Cillessen said.

"We really need everyone to come and have fun while they're helping support troubled children getting a fresh start in life," Cillessen said.

For more information on the De La Salle Education Center and the Pumpkin Patch event, visit their website at http://www.delasallecenter.org/.

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