Nine PHS students, with those in front row holding pink pumpkins

Plymouth High School FFA members hold pink pumpkins grown as a fundraiser to help those affected by cancer.

FFA selling pink pumpkins to help those with cancer

Posted September 18, 2017

The Plymouth High School FFA chapter is selling pink pumpkins to raise donations for families in our community affected by cancer.

“This year the Plymouth FFA decided that they wanted to incorporate more community service into our organization,” said PHS agriscience teacher and FFA advisor Tracy Heinbuch. “I am so excited and proud of my FFA members for creating the Pink Pumpkin Project.”

A seed company has developed a variety of pumpkins that actually are pink, and partnered with the Susan G Komen Foundation in honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Plymouth FFA planted hundreds of pink pumpkin plants this spring and harvested them on Sept. 17. Pumpkins will be available for purchase from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in the ag room on the north end of PHS, 125 Highland Ave.  From 6-8 p.m., FFA also will host a Harvest Fest Celebration that includes a corn roast, hot apple cider, pumpkin decorating, games and a silent auction that also will benefit the Pink Pumpkin Project.

“Please come out and purchase pumpkins that our members grew, so that they can make an impact on our community,” Mrs. Heinbuch said, adding that people can contact FFA if they cannot make that date. “This has been a true labor of love, and we are so excited to help those in our community.”