This weekend shoppers in Devils Lake will have the opportunity to get in the autumnal mood and help out a worthy cause when the Engstrom Pumpkin Patch comes to town.

This weekend shoppers in Devils Lake will have the opportunity to get in the autumnal mood and help out a worthy cause when the Engstrom Pumpkin Patch comes to town.

Their wonderful variety of hand raised pumpkins, just right for carving, perhaps, will be in two locations in the city on Saturday, Sept. 29.

All proceeds from the sale of these pumpkins go to the Anne Carlssen Center. The Engstrom’s grandson, Cullen, has lived at the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown for nearly 12 years, so they know first hand what a wonderful place it is.

One trailer filled with pumpkins will be located across the street from Creative Impressions - the corner of 4th Avenue and 5th Street. Another trailer of Engstrom pumpkins will be located in the parking lot of City Plaza. Both will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on that day.

The Engstroms started their pumpkin patch in 2000 as a place for the Leeds school children to visit and pick a pumpkin to take home every fall. They also sold some and decided to donate the proceeds to a different organization at Leeds School.

The children continue to come out to this day and pick out their very own pumpkin. Students from the North Dakota State School for the Deaf have also made several trips to the pumpkin patch and to walk through the corn maze.

Since 2014 the Engstroms have donated approximately $23,200 to the Anne Carlsen Center. The Anne Carlsen Center has many outreach programs in North Dakota, including one in Devils Lake.