DEWEY, ARIZ. (October 26, 2015) – On Sunday, October 26 the Mortimer Family presented a donation check for $3,500 from the 2015 Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze event to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dorn Homes provided $500 of this gift. The ceremony took place on the stage inside the barn, with bands and dancers in attendance. Jessica Martin, Director of Major Gifts & Foundation Giving accepted the check on behalf of Phoenix Children’s Hospital from presenters Gary and Sharla Mortimer and their son Hayden who rode in on his horse.
Hayden, now 15 years old, was rushed to the Phoenix hospital when he was nine-months-old for a life-saving surgery. Since then it has been a long-time dream of Sharla Mortimer’s to find a way to say thank you to the hospital that saved her son’s life. So this year their corn maze featured a Phoenix Children’s Hospital logo. The money will be put forth to help with the building of the hospitals new emergency room.
The annual pumpkin festivals last weekend is October 30th. October 31st at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. the Pumpkin Chuckin’ contest will take place, and on Halloween evening, Tequila Highway will be performing at the barn dance from 6 to 9 p.m.
Festival hours are Fridays from 12–9 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission, which covers all rides and entertainment plus pumpkins for the entire family, is $15 per person, with kids under three free.
Located at the corner of Highway 69 & 169 in Dewey, Ariz., Mortimer Farms is the place to be every weekend in October. The Country Store is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 365 days per year. The homegrown fresh turkeys, yummy pies and cinnamon rolls can be ordered on line for the holidays. Turkeys are limited so order soon. The store also features amazing Arizona wines. This year the pumpkin festival has been attracting thousands of farm friends each weekend in Dewey at Mortimer Farms. Giving back to Phoenix Children’s Hospital is all about families helping each other during good times and difficult times.
Tickets can still be purchased for this weekend festival online at www.MortimerFamilyFarms.com.