Parkridge Church Features “The Great Pumpkin” at Patch

Chris Darling at the "selfie statin" next to her Great Pumpkin creation

Cris Darling at the selfie station next to her Great Pumpkin creation

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Typically pumpkins aren’t widely produced in Florida, but it’s always fun to pretend to find the perfect pumpkin to pluck from a local patch. 

Parkridge Church wants you to pick up your pumpkins now until Halloween with proceeds going to a good cause, said member Cris Darling who oversees the decorations for the event. 

“This event is way for us to connect with our community and help raise funds for our youth group mission trip next year,” said Darling.

Visitors to the Parkridge Church patch can pose for a photo at their selfie station with “The Great Pumpkin” as Darling calls it.  She said she had a crazy idea to build a three by four feet high pumpkin which took seven days, and along with it taking a few men and a truck to move it from her garage to the church.

Hours are: Weekdays: noon – sunset. Weekends: 10 a.m.- sunset. Located at 5600 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs 33076.

Cris Darling’s “The Great Pumpkin” with her son Dylan and Michele Brown


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