St. James Parish Pumpkin Patch scaled back to one weekend due to hurricane damage

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CONVENT, La. (BRPROUD) — The St. James Parish Pumpkin Patch will be opened for only one weekend rather than two due to remaining damages from Hurricane Ida.

“In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ida’s devastation, it was unclear if we would be able to continue with hosting this year’s pumpkin patch. After much consideration, I felt it was extremely important to do all that was necessary to move forward with the event for the children of our community,” said St. James Parish President Pete Dufresne.

“Last year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are determined not to allow Hurricane Ida to cancel our event again this year,” Dufresne added. “Our staff [has] been working diligently to plan a great event for our community and we are hopeful that this year’s limited event will bring a bit of normalcy back to our children.”

The pumpkin patch will be opened starting on Thursday, Oct. 21 through to Sunday, Oct. 24.

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