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Square One’s Annual Pumpkin Farm Fun Day Slated for Oct. 21

SPRINGFIELD — Nothing says “happy fall” for children better than having their own pumpkin to decorate. And through the generosity of donors, Square One children will once again enjoy this seasonal tradition.

With support from Springfield BID, the Apple Place, and Square One volunteers, the front lawn of Square One’s 255 King St. location will be covered in pumpkins, hay bales, and corn stalks on Friday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.

“This has become a wonderful tradition for our Square One children and our staff,” said Kristine Allard, vice president of Development & Communication at Square One. “A few years ago, we realized that the expense of transporting the children to local farms was out of reach for us, so we gathered a group of donors and volunteers and created our own farm. Now, everyone looks forward to this special day every year.”

In addition to the children served at the King Street location, the children served at Square One’s other centers and those who attend Square One’s Family Child Care program will also receive pumpkins.