Fall is here and what better way to decorate than with pumpkins that help a great non-profit organization! The annual Boise Fire Pumpkin Patch Fund Raiser to benefit the Idaho Fallen Firefighters Foundation will be held on Saturday, October 3 at Boise Fire Station #10 (12065 West McMillan Road).
“It’s been a lot of fun to grow these pumpkins and to see the families take them home to enjoy. We have all shapes and sizes to choose from. The best part of this event is we are able to raise funds for the Idaho Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Should the worst happen to one of our Idaho Firefighters, we want to make sure the family is provided for. That’s what this fund is all about,” said Boise Firefighter and event organizer Travis Schlabs.
Schlabs says about 1,400 pumpkins are in the patch behind Boise Fire Station 10. About 100 of those are the Atlantic Dill Giant Pumpkin variety, weighing between 100 and 200 pounds!
How to get a Pumpkin:
When: Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Boise Fire Station 10 back lot, 12065 West McMillan Road. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is available, but limited. Overflow parking provided by the bank next door to the station.
Cost: Events and pumpkins are FREE with your donation to the IFFF
- Kids can enjoy a Dalmatian dog bounce house.
- Kids can have fun learning fire safety and prevention in the Boise Fire Safe House.
- FREE Donuts, coffee and hot chocolate
- Boise Fire Union Local 149 will have the popular Boise State Fire Engine available for tours and photos!
About the Idaho Fallen Firefighter Foundation
It is the mission of the Idaho Fallen Firefighters Foundation to honor Idaho’s firefighters who have died in the line of duty and provide necessary resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives.
The Idaho Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a non-profit organization that recognizes line-of-duty deaths of career and volunteer structural firefighters in the State of Idaho. The IFFF provides support to the families of firefighters who are seriously injured or have died in the line of duty, and offers a variety of programs to support the health and safety of firefighters statewide.