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Pumpkin patch supports arts
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A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

Art teacher Chris Lundy is taking an idea loaned to his brother, Robinson Elementary School art teacher John Lundy, back and planting the seeds at his new school.

"About six years ago, at Robinson, we used live pumpkins, but they didn't last too long. Then, over the years, we started using the artificial pumpkins so people could keep them for longer," Chris Lundy said. "Then I did it at Black's Mill last year and we were able to make a good deal of money for the art department."

The proceeds for the pumpkins, which can be purchased through silent auction, will go to helping cover the cost for art supplies at Riverview Elementary.

"The proceeds go straight back into the art department," Lundy said. "In the past, the art teaching position here was split. This is the first year this position has been fulltime, so we need a lot of stuff."

Students will also vote for $0.25 for their favorite pumpkin. The class that made that pumpkin will be treated to an ice cream party.

The pumpkins will be on sale starting this week until the end of October, following the school's "Trunk or Treat" event.

For more information about the pumpkins or the auction, call Riverview Elementary School at (706) 216-5812.