The Pumpkin Patch Party and Teddy Bear Clinic at Kendall Regional Medical Center on Oct. 26 was a huge success with more than 2,300 attending.
The entire community was invited to the hospital, which enthusiastically provided a safe and bountiful Pumpkin Patch Party for all. Costumed children frolicked among the pumpkins and brought their teddy bears to the clinic for a check-up. Some even got a new Teddy. They not only got a health report, but they took home an x-ray showing Teddy had no broken bones.
The pumpkin patch was picked clean as 1,300 children claimed their mini pumpkins while food, drinks and treats were plentiful all around.
A fun time was had by all as the children jumped around in bounce houses, got their little faces painted and filled their bags with treats. The pediatric unit sprinkled in some health and safety lessons in with all the fun as the children learned about fire safety, robotic surgery, swim safety, fitness and more.