Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill’s annual charitable pumpkin patch is underway.
Proceeds from pumpkin sales benefit numerous Alexandria charities, including ALIVE!, Carpenter’s Shelter, Community Lodgings and the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry. International benefactors include the Heifer Project and the Haiti Micah Project.
The pumpkins in the patch are part of a program based out of the Navajo Nation Reservation in New Mexico, which distributes pumpkins grown on the reservation to 1,300 churches throughout the United States. The program supports more than 300 jobs on the reservation and at participating churches.
This year mark’s Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill’s 20th consecutive year involved in the Navajo Nation program.
Also on sale at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill: crafts, cookies, brownies, cake, candy, soups, gourds, mini pumpkins, apple crisps, corn and cornstalks.
The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill is located at 3606 Seminary Rd., near the corner of Seminary and Quaker Lane.