Pumpkinpalooza Slated for October 2 at Lynd Fruit Farm

September 27, 2010

The 2nd annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza, benefiting The Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unity (NICU), will be held on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala.

Hosted by TWIG, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, attendees are invited to enjoy a day-long family autumn festival. TWIG Pumpkinpalooza features food, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, games and crafts. Attendees can participate in exciting raffles featuring several items.

Admission is free with tickets sold per activity and for food. New this year is a Big Kids’ Fun Pass (ages 4 to12 - $16; ages 3 and under - $11) that includes one Wagon Ride, one Barrel Train Ride, one entry through the Lil’ Adventure Corn Maze, unlimited visits in the bounce houses and unlimited visits through the Wild West corn maze (must be accompanied by an adult). An Adult Fun Pass is also available (13 years and older - $15) and includes one Wagon Ride, one entry through the Wild West Corn Maze and unlimited visits in the Bounce Houses. Passes can be purchased in advance by visiting www.nationwidechildrens.org/pumpkinpalooza or at the gate. Additional corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information, please contact Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, at (614) 355-0888 or Cynthia.Creedon@NationwideChildrens.org.

About TWIG
TWIG of Nationwide Children's Hospital are groups of women throughout central Ohio who dedicate their time and talent in support of Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Since their inception in 1916, TWIG has raised more than $27 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  The women of TWIG believe in the mission of providing the highest quality care to all children and families regardless of their ability to pay.  Today, over 1,000 active members are working to continue the TWIG legacy through a variety of fund-raising efforts such as the annual TWIG Bazaar, the sale of holiday cards and greetings program, BIA Parade of Homes, the Women’s Division of The Memorial Tournament and the many projects and events coordinated by over 100 individual TWIG groups throughout central Ohio.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.