Monday, April 19, 2010

REC to Sponsor "Electrifying" Maize Maze

Treat your family to some "electryfying" fun this summer at the 2010 Country Heritage Community Maize Maze.  This year's maze is sponsored by Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative.

The maze pattern is based on Compact Florescent Lighting (CFL) Charlie, the energy efficiency mascot for all Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.  Harold Waterman, a grafic design student at Upper Iowa University, is the 2010 maze designer.  In addition to learning about electritcy and energy efficiency, visitors to the maze will have opportunty to pick popcorn and Indian corn, visit the nearby nature center, petting zoo, farm and home antiques museum and an old time farm hosue.

Country Heritage Community (CHC's) Maize Maze is located at the Gilbertson Conservation Education Area, just east of Elgin on Agate Road or County 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 17 to October 31, 2010. 
Hours are 1 - 5 PM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and open by appointment any time, day or night. 
Admission is free for childeren under 5 years old; $4.00 for ages 5 - 11; and $6.00 for 12 and Up. 
Educational group rages are $3.00 per person with a minimum of 10 pople in the group. 
For a real adventure, try solving the maze at night (must be 18 or older). 
Contact Lavern Swenson fo rmore information and scheduling: cell 563-419-1133 or e-mail:

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