On Saturday, the Salina Hospice hosts its 14th annual pumpkin sale.
This year, the event will be a drive-thru sale due to COVID-19 and will run from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Saturday at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, 730 Holly Lane.
There will be a variety of pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes, as well as mums of all colors. Volunteers will place purchases in buyers’ vehicles. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
“Due to COVID-19, we are unable to organize an event with food, games and hayrides as we usually do,” said Rebecca Hansen, director of the clinic at Hospice of Salina. “This event is our main fundraiser to support patients and families in need of hospice services and the need for hospice care does not go away due to COVID-19.”
Mystery Pumpkins will be added to this year’s selections, with five specially marked pumpkins hidden among others. Four will have a case prize of $ 25 and one will have a $ 100 prize.
As the only nonprofit hospice service provider in the community, no patient is ever turned away from services based on ability to pay. All proceeds from this event support patients and families in need of hospice services.