The Royal Poinciana Plaza was overrun with pumpkins of all sizes and colors — about 800 in all — during the Pop-Up Patch for Philanthropy held at the plaza on Oct. 20.
The charity event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., included gourd shopping, treats, sweets and family-friendly games, along with a Halloween costume contest for people and their pets.
The pumpkins were donated by Frey Farms, of Keenes, Illinois. Co-owner Harley Frey personally drove them to Florida and helped out during the event.
Proceeds went to Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, a Palm Beach County non-profit organization that pays a portion of local cancer patients’ non-medical bills to supplement basic needs, and also provide support and information resources.