MPW.66 / 2014 The Kids’ Farm by Rachel Yoke
Rachel Yoke Morgantown, West Virginia
Team Gilka

Story Summary

For 30 years Pumpkins Etc. has provided the people of Platte County with much more than autumn decorations. The farm is a place to spend time with friends and family, commune with nature, and play with the kittens that are a fixture of the farm. The Wright children founded the business in 1984, but their parents, Kathy and Bill, took over operation about 15 years ago. Kittens, first brought to the farm to control the rodent population, have become as important to the farm as the pumpkins, with many customers citing them as the farm's main attraction.