Precious Minds New Connections Families Visit the Pumpkin Patch

Photo: Boy Riding a Horse

The parenting education program operated by BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio, Precious Minds New Connections (PMNC), sponsored a trip to the Owl Creek Farm pumpkin patch on Saturday, October 29, for families in the PMNC program.

Sixty-nine PMNC parents and their 78 children, most of them adorned in creative Halloween costumes, visited the pumpkin patch for an afternoon of free, family fun. The children and families enjoyed pony rides, hayrides, face-painting, feeding the animals in the petting zoo, and picking out pumpkins for decorating.

“PMNC encourages parents to interact and have fun with their kids,” said Patty Heredia, BCFS-San Antonio Case Manager. “We’ve had such a great time playing with the kiddos and families at the pumpkin patch this year. It was the perfect way to help them enjoy a day of family bonding and making memories… Whether we’re helping families overcome disruptive issues in the home, or just helping them celebrate happy times with one another, BCFS-San Antonio is here to support our PMNC families, every step of the way!”

PMNC helps parents of young children up to 4 years old navigate the challenges of raising their children in today’s hectic world, and how to maintain a loving and nurturing atmosphere in the home. The program teaches parents how to properly care for their children, encourage growth, engage in effective communication and resolve conflicts in a firm but gentle manner. PMNC is free to participants and works to support parents as they help their children reach their full potential.

For information on BCFS Health and Human Services’ parenting programs, call 210-678-2008 or visit