Holy Trinity Parish of Fort Dodge will host its annual Harvest Celebration on Oct. ll in the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 405 N. Eighth St.
The celebration will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Pumpkins and pie will be available along with rolls, coffee and juice throughout the morning.
The Harvest Celebration is a time to thank God for blessings, especially the bounty of the land. It is also a time to thank farmers, parish supporters and gardeners for donating produce to the weekend market.
All profits from these sources are directed to the Food Resource Bank in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Catholic Relief Service will withdraw funds for the special project in Madagascar, South Africa.
The Harvest Celebration has the added feature of the pumpkins growers who planted the seeds handed out last spring.
Everyone is welcome to bring in pumpkins to determine the biggest, the oddest shaped and the best painted. Pumpkin painting will also be available under the direction of parishioner artist Merita Guthrie.
Kathy Randell, a member of the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club, will share her talent of taking ordinary things and many discards to create unique and fanciful scarecrows and items for the garden.
Wayne McMannus, one of the F.O.O.D. farmers who recently attended a national FRB meeting in Illinois, will also be present to share new insights and a video.
This Harvest Celebration is open to the public.