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Photo gallery: Children receive pumpkins harvested by prison inmates

Published: Monday, Oct. 22 2012 1:43 p.m. MDT

Ty Hudson smiles as he picks out a pumpkin with help from Shawnie Bills, an assistant teacher, as children with disabilities at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School in Riverton get a chance to pick out their own pumpkins Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The pumpkins were provided by inmates at the Utah State Prison. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Ty Hudson smiles as he picks out a pumpkin with help from Shawnie Bills, an assistant teacher, as children with disabilities at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School in Riverton get a chance to pick out their own pumpkins Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The pumpkins were provided by inmates at the Utah State Prison. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

RIVERTON — Children with disabilities at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School received pumpkins from prison inmates on Monday.

More than 3,500 pumpkins harvested, gathered, and cleaned by Utah State Prison inmates are being donated to various organizations that serve children in the community.

The inmates in the Utah State Prison's greenhouse program harvest the pumpkins annually from early June to mid-October, largely using pumpkin seeds donated by Mountain Valley Seeds.

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