Pumpkin season is here! And what better way to pick your pumpkin than to pick a pumpkin that will help others.

Come pick your pumpkin on October 2, and help raise money for Alzheimer's this fall in Winterport.

A family in Winterport put together a pumpkin patch on their property on Holmes Street in Winterport to honor the matriarch of their family, Carolyn Russell. Carolyn suffered from early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and passed away in October.

The pumpkin patch was created with Carolyn in mind, who was known for her own green thumb. A large swath of land was farmed specifically for growing pumpkins by Carolyn's husband, son-in-law Kurt and granddaughter, Maisie. All summer they have cared for the patch and now the pumpkins are just about ready to sell.

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October 2 is the day that pumpkins will be ready for picking and you'll be able to stop by between 9 AM and noon at 157 Holmes Street in Winterport. There will also be apple cider and other delicious treats.

50% of proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association and the other 50% will go toward Maisie's college fund. You can also make a donation via Venmo.

For more information about donating and to see the beautiful pumpkin patch for yourself, check out this Facebook post put up by Carolyn's daughter, Emerald, who includes Venmo information if you would like to make a monetary donation.

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