October 12, 2011

Annual ‘pumpkin patch’ sale set for Oct. 22

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch is back at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

This year’s sale begins at 3 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Town Square Pavilion in Carbondale.  Prices range from about $10 to about $100 for most pumpkins.  The sale is set up like a traditional pumpkin patch, by size and price.  Careful browsing is encouraged.

The annual sale is a traditional fundraiser for Southern Glassworks, the Registered Student Organization for those members of the SIU Carbondale community who are interested in glass art.  The sale funds visiting artists and helps students purchase glass-making and related materials.

For more information about the glass program or the School of Art and Design, visit http://artanddesign.siuc.edu.