Boise Fire pumpkin patch raises money for community funds

Posted at 5:38 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 00:56:02-04

BOISE, Idaho — Firefighters are known for helping the community, but Boise Fire Station 10 takes it to the next level every Fall, turning their station parking lot into a pumpkin patch.

They spend weeks preparing for the event, assembling a straw maze, a bounce house and a pumpkin patch open to the public.

"This is a great event that we look forward to each year. All the work that goes into this event takes hours and hours of planning, but we love to see families come out and pick out a pumpkin and enjoy all the activities we have," Boise Firefighter and event organizer Stephen Procedo said. "We look forward to doing this for the community each year. It’s also a bonus that the money we raise goes back to help those in the community."

Pumpkins were free with a donation with all proceeds benefiting the Community Assistance Fund, the Random Acts of Kindness Fund and the Toy Brigade which brings Christmas joy to patients at local children's hospitals.