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Enjoy Fall while Raising Funds for Scholarships!
October 6, 2017

NOTE: Cash or a check are the only payment methods accepted. We regret the inconvenience. Children under 5 are free, but they do have to pay for their hot dog combos. The special ticket price has been extended through Oct. 18! For more information, contact Andrew Newton at

Bring the family out for an evening of fun for a good cause during Walters State Night at Myers Pumpkin Patch from 4 p.m.- close on Oct. 19. A $10 ticket includes a hayride, the corn maze and a hot dog combo. Half of the ticket price goes to the Walters State Foundation Scholarship Fund. 

For those who can’t make it on Oct. 19, Myers Pumpkin Patch will honor the tickets Oct. 20-22. 

Tickets are available now at all Walters State campus locations:

•Morristown Campus – College Advancement, Room 236, Dr. Jack E. Campbell College Center.
•Greeneville/Greene County Campus – Cashier’s Office in Building 2
•Claiborne County Campus: Room 031
•Sevier County Campus: Room 100, Maples-Marshall Hall.
You can also buy tickets at the special price for these dates by mentioning Walters State at Myers Pumpkin Patch. On Oct. 16, the tickets will rise to $13.
“We are grateful to the Myers family for their support of Walters State through this very unique event,” said Andrew Newton, assistant director of alumni affairs at the college.
“We hope everyone – current students, alumni, community members – will join us for this fun evening and help raise scholarship funds.”
Eldon and Vera Ann Myers, who first created the Pumpkin Patch as an educational field trip, have long supported Walters State by hosting agricultural students for lab sessions. Son Ethan is a recent graduate with an associate’s degree in agriculture.
A desire to help students originated with Vera Ann’s own college experience. 
“I had to pay for my education and my father died while I was attending college. I earned my core courses at Walters State and then transferred to complete my bachelor’s in accounting. With my situation, I carried debt out of college.
“I think we should help any study who really wants to get an education,” she said. 
While many attractions have been added to the patch over the years, the corn maze is still the favorite.
“We have a 24-acre maze and we have three courses with three different lengths and levels of challenge. Some people want the real challenge and tackle all three. And, of course, the course in the dark is a complete different experience,” she added.
For more information, contact Newton at 423-585-6976. 

Photo Courtesy of Myers Pumpkin Patch