One Glenn County pumpkin patch is using their pumpkins to give back to the community. 14 years ago Becky Gruenwald started a pumpkin patch called Country Pumpkins off Hwy 32 in Orland. She says it's the best time of year to see family come together. Each year Gruenwald adds something different to the patch; a corn maze, petting zoo, local ag products and now pink pumpkins for breast cancer awareness month.
All proceeds from the pink pumpkins will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Other proceeds from the corn maze are generated to the Torres Community Homeless Shelter, Glenn County 4-H, and other local non-profits. More than 60 Glenn 4-H members, Chico State theater majors, Hamilton City High School drama classmates, and many other volunteers work hard to dress up and scare people as they find the exit from the haunted corn maze. The haunted maze is only open Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. but the pumpkin patch is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We also posted a list of other corn mazes and pumpkin patches in the north state on our website under news links.