The Milledge Avenue Baptist Church’s pumpkin patch is a fall tradition for some students and area residents and an annual fundraiser for the congregation. It opened Oct. 3, and students in Prof. Lori Johnston’s Religion Reporting course on Oct. 4 interviewed clergy, volunteers and shoppers for quick-turn stories. Their social media posts, photos and text capture the colorful scene and community focus, and what the church does with the proceeds and leftover pumpkins.
Cars speeding down Milledge were treated to a familiar sea of orange as they passed by Milledge Ave Baptist Church today. The annual pumpkin patch is back, and after making a record $85K in 2020, the people are soon to follow: @GradyNewsource #pumpkinchurch pic.twitter.com/fGOYedZs76
— Riley Roberts (@riley_robcav) October 5, 2021
Written by Haley Chambers and Caroline Odom, fourth-year students majoring in journalism, and Riley Roberts, a third-year student majoring in journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
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