Daviess Co. inmates grow hundreds of pumpkins for students

Daviess Co. inmates grow hundreds of pumpkins for students

DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) - Daviess County inmates are giving back to students with pumpkins.

Jail staff unloaded hundreds of them at Country Heights Elementary School on Tuesday.

All 500 pumpkins were grown by inmates.

The jail has a garden where inmates grow all kinds of produce for local non-profits.

School officials tell us they're going to use the pumpkins in art, science, and math lessons.

"We usually only get to do the science project with one pumpkin for the whole class," said Carrie Osborne, Teacher.  "So through this donation we're able for every kid to have their own pumpkin so that we can look at the similarities and differences of all the different pumpkins."

The detention center also donated pumpkins to Cravens Elementary School and the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club in Owensboro.

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