By Terry Kovarik
After 12-years, the chair of Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival believes it’s time for people with new ideas to step forward. Debra Merkle-Schubert stepped down after the 2018 event last weekend. Merkle-Schubert says she’s proud of the work she’s done, first as a volunteer for the Egg Harbor Business Association then as chair.
Debra Merkle-Schubert says she’ll continue as a volunteer on the Pumpkin Patch Festival, though it’s time someone else shares the load.
Merkle-Schubert’s tenure as chair ended on a high note. The 2018 Pumpkin Patch Festival drew an estimated 15,000-to-20,000 people despite less than ideal weather.