In supporting a local church’s youth group and youth missions, a Buford government official is also making pumpkins available to children in the community. 

City Commissioner Bradley Weeks visited the pumpkin patch at Buford First United Methodist Church on Tuesday with his wife, Shannon, and their 3-year-old son, Henry. The trio picked out a variety of pumpkins, large and small, some for carving and others for decorating, in what has become a tradition for the family since Henry was born.

The annual sale, which fills the front lawn of the downtown church with seasonal gourds, is hosted by Buford First UMC’s youth group, and proceeds benefit overall youth missions.

With their own pumpkins selected, Weeks made a donation to the sale that will allow children to pick out and take home a pumpkin for free. 

“Hopefully they can give out a lot (of pumpkins) to some local children,” Weeks said. “I just want to do my part to make sure they can all have a good time.” 

The pumpkin patch is at 285 E. Main St. N.E. in Buford. Contact Buford First United Methodist Church for more details on obtaining a pumpkin. 

“I hope some kids will take advantage of it and come get a pumpkin,” Weeks said.

FEATURED PHOTO: Buford City Commissioner Bradley Weeks, right, poses for a photo with his wife, Shannon, and 3-year-old son, Henry, at the Buford First United Methodist Church’s pumpkin patch. Submitted photo. 

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Deanna Allen has served as editor of the North Gwinnett Voice since June 2021. Effective communication and creative design are her passions.

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