Jerusalem Church of Manheim to host 4th annual Corn Maze
Two Brubaker Inc. employees and their extended family play key roles in the event
Five years ago, a committee at Jerusalem Church, 1620 Newport Road, Manheim, held what was known as a Disguise and Prize event for local children. The next year, as they planned the event, one member suggested that they take advantage of the corn field behind the church. Thus was born the corn maze portion of this annual event.
The first three years of the maze spelled “God Loves,” “Jesus Saves” and “Spirit Leads.” “…we decided to continue with the Trinity for years two and three,” explained our own Angie Havice, who heads the church’s Family Ministry program.
When the time came to choose a phrase for this year, the decision was a little more challenging than in years past as the elements of the Trinity were used for previous phrases. The planning team spent a lot of time brainstorming and consulting with the team of volunteers who construct the maze to see what might work. “We wanted to create a message that was meaningful but also possible to execute,” Angie said.
Angie also said that more than 240 people have attended in the past. Her husband Kevin, also a Brubaker Inc. employee, along with several members of Angie’s extended family, comprise the larger team who annually plan, create the maze, and oversee the event.
This year’s maze and Disguise and Prize event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 14th. The rain date is Sunday, October 15th, at the same time. The event is free and open to community children and families.
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