Papa Loves United Way Day of Caring!

Basin Electric Power Cooperative provided more than 30 volunteers for the Day of Caring project at Papa's Pumpkin Patch.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative provided more than 30 volunteers for the Day of Caring project at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch.

It’s the hottest day in 2015 and Papa welcomed dozens of volunteers for the United Way Day of Caring. A M A Z I N G. That’s all the family knows to say about the effort, the sweat and the joy these volunteers brought to the work they accomplished all across Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. We are especially grateful to the employees at Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Keitu Engineering and Bismarck Public Schools for their volunteer “muscle!” (Check out the cool story about the day on KXMB TV.)

Hundreds of wooden benches, play structures and fence rails were sealed or painted, depending on their use. The Super Sandbox got a brand, new coat of color; the large tent Super Sandboxfor the Corn Crib was moved to a new location; and Papa’s fleet of wagons were cleaned up, aired up and made ready for the busy season ahead. In addition multiple other projects were completed like the Pedal Park race track, touch ups and cleaning in the Nature Trail, and the Monster Wagon Ride was readied for families who want a tour of Papa’s when they visit.

2015 marks the fourth year Papa’s has been welcomed as a Day of Caring project. This year, nearly 1,000 volunteers gave of their time, talent and energy to 40 different projects in the Bismarck-Mandan community. We count ourselves so very fortunate that Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is located just outside one of the best communities in the country! We look forward to the many charities we will be able to support this fall!

We hope to see you soon,

Papa

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