Pumpkin Purchases Helping Inner-City Youth

A pumpkin stand on Henderson Highway is shown in this September 26, 2010 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

Halloween is just a few short weeks away, so it’s time to start talkin’ pumpkins.

The University of Winnipeg Junior Wesmen want the public’s help in growing a pumpkin patch for inner-city youth.

Individual pumpkins can be purchased for $6.00 each. For $100, people can choose to purchase 20 pumpkins, which will then be donated to inner-city families. A charitable tax receipt will be provided. All money raised will go to the creation of a pumpkin patch.

Pumpkins can be purchased at Wesmen.ca. Payment can also be made at the facility desk of the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre at 400 Spence Street.