Pennsylvania Corn Maze Honors Sept. 11


MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Oct. 26 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania couple who created a Sept. 11, 2001-inspired maze in a cornfield on their farm say the design will be a secret until after the attraction closes.

This is the 12th year Herb and Nancy Gearhard have cut a design into the field at Gearhard Farms in Murrysville, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Wednesday.

“There are four points of interest related to 9/11,” Herb Gearhard said.

Each year they also include the letters G and F somewhere in the puzzle, representing the name of the farm.

The farmers say this year’s maze observes the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack and honors first responders. Area firefighters and police officers are given passes to the puzzle for free.

“A lot of first responders live along here. We certainly appreciate the work that they do,” Nancy Gearhard said.

The Gearhards are careful not to reveal too much about the maze and photos of the field are only available on the farm’s Web site after it’s closed for the season.

“A lot of people go in as a group and brainstorm, ask each other questions. You see them pointing. When you see them doing that, I know they are on their game,” Herb said.

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