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MAIZE MAZE 2013 UPDATE
Maze will be available for field trips till Saturday, November 2 by appointment. Contact Laverne Swenson at 563-419-1133 for more information.
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“SODA” Maize Maze to open July 20.
After months of preparation, the 2013 Country Heritage Community Maize Maze is excited to announce the 2013 design. “SODA”, Students OK without Drugs and Alcohol will be the sponsoring organization. In addition to learning about SODA and it's mission to keep kids active, healthy, and away from drugs and alcohol the Maze will continue telling some of the many facts relating to its use during the early farming years. Visitors to the maze will have the opportunity to pick popcorn and Indian corn, and visit the nearby Gilbertson nature center, petting zoo, farm tool museum and old-time farm house. Also within walking distance are a fishing pond, multi-use trails, Turkey River canoe access and camp ground.
CHC’s Maize Maze is located at the Gilbertson Conservation Education Area, just east of Elgin on Highway B64. Last year over 3,000 people visited the site including families, school and church groups, young adults and visitors from other states.
The maze is open from July 20th to October 26, or Nov. 2 depending on weather outlook at Halloween time. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor day, Sept.2. After Labor day, the Maze will be open Sat. and Sunday¸1-5 pm or by appointment any time. Open by appointment any time, day or night. Admission is free for children 5 and under; $5 for ages 6-11; and $7 for adults. Large groups (10 person minimum) are free for children 5 and under; $4 for ages 6-11; and $6 for adults. Educational group rates are $5 per person with a minimum of 10 people in the group. For a real adventure, try solving the maze at night (must be 18 or older).
Contact Laverne Swenson for more information and scheduling - cell (563) 419-1133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$5 gift certificates to local restaurants will be given away to all who go through the Maze and find the 14 mailboxes. Valley student, Brian Hemesath painted the signs posted throughout the area drawing attention to the Maize Maze.
About the Maize Maze
The Maize Maze represents the four counties of North East Iowa that also make up the Country Heritage Community (CHC). The counties
are Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek. Additional sponsors
of this years maze include:
Fayette County Conservation Board
Century Link - Postville
Federal Seed Corn Hybrids - Elgin
Viafield Co-op - Clermont
Albert Lea Seed Company - Albert Lea, MN
Upper Iowa University - Fayette
Country Heritage Community