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Families enjoy fall activities as weather cools down

Published: Oct. 18, 2020 at 5:03 PM CDT
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ST. LIBORY, Neb. (KSNB) - As the weather starts to feel more like fall, more and more families are now enjoying fun fall activities. The Scarecrow Pumpkin Patch in St. Libory has been thriving so far this season with families coming from all over the state.

Ted Schroder and his family visited the patch on Sunday. They are from Hastings and brought their grandchildren to enjoy the activities.

“This is exciting. We’ve been here a couple of times before,” Schroder told Local4 News. “We got granddaughters and now really young granddaughters that really enjoy it. It’s pretty exciting. It’s just a great way to get out of the house and spend time in the fall.”

The Schroders are not the only ones who feel that way. The patch’s owner, Sheila Horak, said they’ve been seeing more people this year than ever before.

“We’ve been busy from day one when we opened, it’s crazy,” Horak said. “People just wanted to get out. They’re tired of being locked up, I think. They need an outing and this is a good, safe place to come.”

The patch a ton of activities including pumpkin picking, train rides, a petting zoo and so much more. As much fun as it is for visitors who attend the events, the staff also has a great time putting it on.

“I love it,” staff member Darlene Wietzki said. “To me its like taking a vacation, seeing all the happy kids and happy parents. I joke that the kids drag the parents in and the parents have to drag the kids out six hours later.”

The Scarecrow Patch is opened until Nov. 1. Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Sundays their hours are from noon to 7:00 p.m.

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