Boise Fire Department
News Release

Dennis Doan
Boise Fire Chief

Contact: Char Jackson
(208) 570-6548

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Boise Fire Station #10 Pumpkin Patch Will Benefit Coats for Kids

The Pumpkin Patch has been a fall tradition at Station #10 for ten years. This year, the pumpkin patch is raising money to benefit the Coats for Kids Foundation/Operation Warm. 

"It's a process that takes all year and it’s rewarding to see families enjoy all of the hard work we have put into growing them. We’re also hauling in pumpkins so there will be plenty for everyone. We’ll have about 4000 pumpkins on-hand for the event," said Boise Senior Firefighter and event organizer Travis Schlabs. “This will be the final year for the pumpkin patch, we’ve outgrown this location and we’re going out on a high note,” said Schlabs.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Media preview October 13, call to arrange a time.

Where: Boise Fire Station #10 back lot, 12065 West McMillan Road.  Carpooling is encouraged as parking is available, but limited.  Overflow parking provided by the bank west of the station.

Cost: Events and pumpkins are free with your donation to Operation Warm.

Additional Activities:

  • Kids can enjoy a Dalmatian dog bounce house
  • Kids can have a fun learning fire safety and prevention in the Boise Fire Safe House
  • Donuts, coffee and hot chocolate is available for free to those who attend
  • Boise Fire Union Local 149 will have the popular Boise State Fire Engine available for tours and photos
  • Mini Train
  • Straw maze