World Record Corn Maze - Charities Benefit from Fun
Farmer J's corn maze in Dundee MI is attempting to break 4 world records in 2010. World's largest maze, world's longest maze, world's longest torch lit parage, and a charity record too.
[USPRwire, Thu Sep 30 2010] The cornfields of the Jaworski family of Dundee, Michigan have been transformed into Farmer J’s Corn Maze for the last decade. The maze is visible just off of highway US-23 at Exit 17, and has drawn thousands of visitors each year since they began making corn mazes ten years ago. This year, the family is working on breaking four world records at their world record corn maze. At the same time, they’ve added a new twist to help visitors support their own local or national charity.
Based on an American theme this year, the world record corn maze invites visitors to travel the words “We the People” and famous historical landmarks. Farmer J’s Corn Maze in Dundee, MI has turned in claims of breaking two Guinness Book World Records in 2010. The world record corn maze is both the largest, and also boasts the longest maze path. Larger and longer than any other corn maze ever built. For 2010, Farmer J’s world record corn maze holds both distinctions at once. This year, in addition to their current two world records, Farmer J’s Corn Maze is attempting to break the record for the Worlds Largest Torch (flashlight) Lit Parade. On September 18, 2010, everyone is invited to attend and be a part of this world record breaking event. Visitors are asked to arrive on September 18th with their flashlight at around 6pm. “It is going to be a lot of fun on the 18th (of September),” says Lyle Jaworski, a third generation agricultural engineer and owner of Farmer J’s. “If we can get enough visitors to come and bring all their friends, we can really do this.”
The Jaworski’s have added another reason to have folks come out and see their world record breaking corn maze this year. Visitors now have the ability to help their own individual favorite charity while having a great time at the maze. Inside the world record corn maze are 24 checkpoints that visitors can seek out. As each checkpoint is located visitors can check off the achievement on a downloadable pledge form, that is available on the Farmer J’s website (http://www.worldrecordcornmaze.org). Visitors tracking their checkpoint accomplishments (either at the September the 18th Torch Light Parade, or any day they visit the maze in 2010) can sign up sponsors who bid specific dollar amounts for each checkpoint found. “This is a great opportunity for individuals or any type of group to raise funds to help out others in need, while having fun getting lost in the biggest corn maze ever made,” says Lyle. Farmer J’s just asks that visitors to the world record corn maze, report back to them how much money was actually raised. The Jaworski’s will keep a running total of all donations and report it for all to see. They hope this will raise millions of dollars for charities during the fall 2010 season. If the fund raising event is successful, it may even lead to the distinction of having a fourth world record for the world largest corn maze.
Facing the challenge of breaking four separate Guinness Book World Records this year, Farmer J’s in Dundee, Michigan is really enjoying all the efforts involved in this monumental task while hoping to provide a monumental benefit to the community as well.
Farmer J’s world record corn maze opens in early September, just west of the crossroads of highways M50 and US-23 (exit 17 on US23) in Dundee, Michigan. For more information about this record breaking attempt visit http://www.worldrecordcornmaze.org