Prime time for pumpkins

The pumpkins came in early Saturday, and with them a bevy of people to unload and set up a display on the front lawn at Boger City United Methodist Church in Lincolnton.

The church’s annual pumpkin patch opened after about 2,900 pumpkins of all sizes were unloaded from a tractor trailer carrying them from the Navajo reservation near Farmington, N.M. Money from the sales benefit both the Navajos and various church missions.

The pumpkin patch is a tradition in the community and will be open every day from noon until 8 p.m.