The Baldwin family, who have owned a farm in western Douglas County for 100 years, have now opened a pumpkin patch and corn maze that will be open for the month of October.
“The Patch,” as it is called, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The family asks that everybody check in at the Clinton Store, 598 North 1190 Road in Lawrence, for a hay ride to the farm. Admission is $5 per head.
In addition to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, there will be a photo opportunity with a custom made hay fort, plus several games for children to enjoy. Bottled water is provided for free. Pork burgers, smoked sausages and hot dogs, as well as other beverages, are for sale.
For the weekend of Oct. 8 and 9, Consolidated Fire District No. 1 will be in attendance with fire trucks and special activities for the kids. The activity will involve the use of a fire hose off a real fire truck to spray water at fire in a special prop on loan from a neighboring fire department.
The event should be a very enjoyable time for children, and everybody is encouraged to attend this weekend.