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Pumpkins for a cause

WYNNE, AR (KAIT)- Cross County Judge Jack Caubble may spend his days tending to county business but after hours he tends to his three acre pumpkin patch. This year Caubble decided to sell his pumpkins for a good cause.

The patch has been in his family since 1956 and this year Caubble will donate half of the money to a friend who has suffered from a brain tumor for 10 years and the other half to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

"I was going through old pictures and saw pictures of my dad's pumpkin orchard and decided to keep the tradition going," Caubble said. 

He said his father raised pumpkins for as long as he could remember. 

With Caubble it started out as a stress reliever but then he and his wife decided to do something a little different this year.

"I'm just trying to do something for somebody," Caubble said. "We've got friends at church and Steve is a wonderful guy who is now in Houston for treatment. He's had a brain tumor 10 years."

Caubble said he will donate to Steve in memory of his sister-in-law who passed away many years ago who also had a brain tumor. The other half of the proceeds will go to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

"We've had children ourselves who have had to go to Le Boehner for different reasons," he said. 

"We're donating all the proceeds you see here," Caubble said. "It's an honor system you put your money in, if you want to give 5 pumpkins for $1 then get 5 pumpkins."

Caubble said he wants to keep this tradition going in his family.  

"Hopefully with what time I have left I can get the orchard back into what it was 15 years ago or 20," he said.

Caubble said he plans to divide the money after Halloween but will continue with the fundraiser throughout the year.

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