Â 10/03/12 Autumn is here and nowâ€™s the time to start decorating your yard and home for fall.Â Blakeâ€™s Pumpkins at 13271 Muckshaw Road in Plymouth is teaming up with Plymouth FOP 195 this year to help the less fortunate in the community.
Blakeâ€™s Pumpkins will be donating 50% of their proceeds to the Shop With A Cop program.
Â The idea of helping is not new to Blakeâ€™s Pumpkins.Â Â Several years ago a relative of theirs was injured when a tree fell on her.Â The Blakes were able to donate a substantial amount of money to help with medical bills.
Emily Blake, a senior at Plymouth High School suggested to her parents, Brian and Carol that this year they donate a portion of the proceeds from the pumpkin sales to the Shop With A Cop Program in Marshal County.Â She said working at Ponderosa and seeing the involvement they have in the community and with the Shop With A Cop program was her incentive.
Â The Blakes have a small home farm operation on west side of Muckshaw Road.Â They have been growing and selling pumpkins for 23 years.Â This yearâ€™s drought didnâ€™t affect the pumpkin and gourd crop because the family watered each plant in the 4 acre field by hand.Â Itâ€™s a family affair with seven children and many of them pitching in to hoe those pumpkins duing the hot summer season.
Â Not only does Blakeâ€™s have pumpkins in all sizes, they have decorative gourds, straw and corn stalks.Â So when you are taking the kids out to pick their pumpkins to make that special jack-o-lantern please consider Blakeâ€™s Pumpkins and youâ€™ll be helping the Shop With A Cop program in Marshall County too.