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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Schulke Pumpkins

Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins, especially those grown with a purpose.


October 8, 2020

WAITSBURG—Schulke Family Pumpkins have made their way back to Waitsburg for another year of fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House.

The by-donation fundraiser is the Schulke family’s way of honoring their son, Cooper, who passed away in 2002 after a valiant fight against a brain tumor. Cooper was just seven and a half years old.

In 2007, Cooper’s siblings, Emerson and Campbell, came up with the idea of selling pumpkins to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, a place that became a ‘home away from home’ for more than three months during Cooper’s fight. The family starte...

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