What Would You Do with 1,000 Pumpkins?
The rainy day left the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm with 1,000 leftover pumpkins. Here's how you can help.
It rained Saturday.
It rained a lot.
And while that may have been an inconvenience to some, for the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm it really hurt.
The Stonewall Pumpkin Festival is the museum's largest fundraiser of the year. Not only did the wet day keep some people away, it also left the museum with about 1,000 pumpkins sitting on their property.
What would you do with 1,000 pumpkins?
While the pumpkins make a lovely pastoral scene, those gourds have got to go.
"This rain will dramatically affect our bottom line and any help from friends to purchase their pumpkins from the Museum this year will really help," museum director Pat McKay said.
The museum is selling the large pumpkins for $5 and the little ones for $2. The museum staff is on site from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Sunday, to assist with sales.