IMPERIAL — After a successful three-day run, the pumpkin patch at Imperial Valley College came to a close here Sunday.
This year’s patch, which was put on by the IVC Ag Club, included a hay ride, haunted house, pumpkin catapult and more.
“I think Saturday had to have been the busiest day,” said Caroline Krejci, an El Centro resident and IVC professor. “A lot of the clubs on campus had their own booths and activities going on. I think the haunted house was a big success.”
First-time attendee Claudia Torres said her children particularly enjoyed the pumpkin catapult.
“They were so excited to see it fly in the air,” said Torres, a Brawley resident. “They also liked the cemetery. I think the whole event is fun for the family and good for the kids. We enjoy it as well.”
Participants also had the opportunity to carve their pumpkins on site, which was particularly exciting for Daniela Duarte.
“Well, first you have to pick a big pumpkin that is kind of hard,” said Daniela, an 8-year-old Brawley resident. “Then you can carve whatever you want.
Like a cat or a vampire maybe.”
Despite some of the spookier activities, the patch proved fun for people and children of all ages.
“My daughter is 2 and she is having a great time,” said Arielle Lee, an El Centro resident. “I thought that she would get scared with the cemetery but she didn’t. I think we’ll definitely be coming back next year. She’ll be older so I’m sure she’ll enjoy it more.”
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