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Walters State Night Coming to Myers Pumpkin Patch
September 30, 2019

Bring your family out for a night of fun when Myers Pumpkin Patch hosts Walters State Night at Myers Pumpkin Patch from 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 17.  A $10 ticket includes a hayride, the corn maze and a hot dog combo. Half of the ticket price will go to the Walters State Foundation Scholarship Fund. 
For those who can’t make it on Oct. 17, Myers Pumpkin Patch will honor the tickets Oct. 17-20. Early tickets are available through Oct. 15. After that, tickets will be $13. 
Children under six will be admitted free.
Tickets are available now at all Walters State campus locations:
•Morristown Campus – College Advancement, Room 236, Dr. Jack E. Campbell    College Center
•Niswonger Campus – Cashier’s Office in Building 2
•Claiborne County Campus: Room 031
•Sevier County Campus: Room 100, Maples-Marshall Hall.
The specially-priced tickets may also be purchased Oct. 17-20 by mentioning Walters State at Myers Pumpkin Patch ticket booth.
“We are thrilled to be partnering again with Myers Pumpkin Patch for our annual Walters State Night event,” said Jonathan Nash, assistant director of alumni affairs at the college. 

“With good food, crafts, entertainment and activities for the entire family, there’s no better way to celebrate the Fall season. Thank you to the Myers family for their many years of support to Walters State. Their generosity continues to make a difference in the lives of many of our students. We hope current students, alumni, and community members will join us for this event and help raise scholarship funds for students in need.”
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 an alumnus.
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 student 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 completely different experience,” she added.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Nash at 423.585.6976 or visit any Walters State Campus.