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Pumpkin patch comes to Hathaway Elementary School playground

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Hathaway Elementary School kindergarten students enjoy a pumpkin patch and activities at the school's playground Oct. 22.
Hathaway Elementary School kindergarten students enjoy a pumpkin patch and activities at the school's playground Oct. 22. (Washougal School District) Photo Gallery

WASHOUGAL — Nearly 90 Hathaway Elementary School kindergarten students participated in an at-school pumpkin patch Oct. 22, created on the school playground. The students usually visit the Bi-Zi Farms pumpkin patch, but due to challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic, the school decided to bring the field trip experience to the students, Principal Wendy Morrill said in a press release. Hathaway Boosters and other parent volunteers staffed activity stations, including pin the tail on the cow, egg balancing, stick horse race and apple toss. Students also picked pumpkins from dozens spread out in a corner of the playground. The school’s first- and second-graders were also able to take home a free pumpkin. The city of Washougal donated surplus pumpkins from its recent Pumpkin Harvest Festival. The city also dropped off a container of pumpkins for students at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School. “This was a great success, and I appreciate all the volunteers who helped,” Morrill said. “We were not going to let the pandemic stop us from providing this fun experience for our youngest students. They loved it. Their smiles say it all.”

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