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Pumpkin patch supports arts
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Art teacher John Lundy stands with students Sarah Durham, Ruby Tinsley, Blake Wright, Alison McFarland and Ethan Andrews in displaying their painted gourds during last years Pumpkin Patch. - photo by File photo

For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.

The pumpkin patch project, headed by art teacher John Lundy, is raising money to help his department stay supplied.

Lundy said he got the idea from his twin brother, Chris, who works as the art teacher at Riverview Elementary School.

"My brother did it a few years ago when he taught here and just had the teachers do them," he said. "Now we do them all in class. Everyone seems to like that better."

Students begin the process by voting on the design they like best to represent their class.

The students then cast votes for their favorite pumpkin for 25 cents each. The winning class wins an ice cream party.

Teacher and parents also bid on the pumpkins in a silent auction.

All the funds raised go to the Robinson Elementary Art Department for materials and other supplies.

The pumpkin patch sale and voting runs through Oct. 30.