With Halloween just a few days away, what’s a better way to celebrate fall than with a Pumpkin Patch? Although we didn’t have a terribly hot summer, fall always brings a bit of relief. The trees are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler. There’s always an extra cheer in the air with upcoming holidays, hot coco and scarf weather. No matter what your prerogative is during the fall season, we all need to find a way to celebrate! Halloween gives children (and parents) a rightful excuse to dress up in unique costumes and walk door-to-door in neighboring communities to devour sweet treats. Although it has the most rightful intentions, we always need to aware of safety! That is why community events are always a wise choice for holiday celebrations. And, an extra bonus? They are fun!
Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce has the honor to put on holiday events for our community. It is a wonderful way to not only promote local businesses, but provide an enjoyable and safe atmosphere for families to celebrate. This past Sunday, October 27 we had a Pumpkin Patch in Liberty Park. Nestled within Alston Meadow, families came out from surrounding neighborhoods for fall activities! Vestavia Hills Chamber and Vestavia Hills YMCA partnered together, along with our Young Professional Directors and sponsors from around the city. All proceeds went to Vestavia YMCA’s annual Campaign for a Healthy Community. The funds raised help for the Y to fulfill its promise to never turn anyone away for their inability to pay. The Y offer programs that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Being able to host an event for the community, while helping another community is such a rewarding task!
The Pumpkin Patch had an amazing turnout. Parents, children and pets came out for the ultimate autumn revelry. Food, face painting, pumpkin carving, inflatables and live music were just the start of it! Each hour we had free activities for the kids to partake in; costume relay, water balloon toss, 3-legged races and a cake walk. We had appearances from the Vestavia Hills Police and Fire Department, and the Vestavia Belles who graciously helped serve in different stations. As the children pranced around in their costumes and parents enjoyed Blackwell’s Chili and the Heavenly Donuts, we couldn’t help but feel that extra cheer in the air as we continue into fall. Happy safe celebrations!