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Maze patrons find adventure
and victory among the stalks

Tom Davidson and his sisters Renee Chapin and Yvonne Brown spent roughly three hours Friday afternoon trying to find their way out of a maze.
The Amazing Maize Maze that is.
Seven acres of twists and turns through a corn maze to reach the victory bridge is not as easy as it seems.
“It’s frustrating and fun and adventurous,” Davidson said.
This was his second year at the maze, located at Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville.
Although he said it is a challenge, a lot can be found out about one’s personality.
“It’s discovering a group dynamic and you never know how it turns out,” Davidson said. “You discover if you are the support or the leader.”
Chapin agreed that the maze shows a lot about one’s character.
“My personality did not change much,” she said. “I discovered that I am not an ax murderer, which will be handy on a resume.”
Davidson came to the maze again to let his girlfriend, Brown experience it.
“Yvonne had never been through a maze and everyone has to do an amazing maze,” he said.
Tina Brown, a volunteer with the maze, said most people have a positive experience with the maze.
“Most people come out laughing and excited,” she said.
The maze started in 1998 and is regrown every other year. The cornfields are planted and shaped accordingly.
Each year has a theme relating to history. This year’s theme is the Battle of Cowan’s Ford.
The maze will be open through Oct. 17 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.
Admission is $10 for adults (18-59), $7 for senior citizens (60 and over), $7 for 9-17 year-olds, $5 for 4-8 year-olds, and children 3 and under are free.
Rural Hill Farm is located at 4431 Neck Road, off of Beatties Ford Road. For more information call 704-875-3113. by Amy Wadsworth

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