(KCEN) -- When you think of fall the first thing that might come to mind is football or a break from the heat.
But one Waco church celebrates fall with one of their biggest fundraisers, selling a fall favorite that comes in all shapes and sizes.
We're talking about the pumpkin of course.
Amongst hundreds of helping hands about five thousand pumpkins from big to small they're all part of one of the Central Christian Church's biggest fall fundraiser.
And their pastor knows the power of the pumpkin.
Reverend Brian Coats says, "We get to share a little love and life with them, its true. It's more than just a pumpkin."
There are thousands to pick from. And the soon to be jack-O-lanterns actually give back to local ministries like Caritas and Habitat for Humanity.
Associate Pastor Kristin Jack says, "We tie ten percent of our profit and take all of our youth to Toys-R-Us or to Walmart and they buy their favorite toys and we donate those to the Mission Waco Toy Store."
At this patch, prices range from 40 cents or you can really splurge and purchase one for $40.
Even the youngest helpers had a sense of pride.
They may only be seasonal, but the impact they have on the community helps year round.
The Central Christian Church pumpkin patch is open everyday from 10 AM until sunset and accepts cash and checks.