By Brian Livingston / email@example.com
The Meridian Star
Fall is the busy season for Lazy Acres Pumpkin Patch and with a media day ribbon cutting and a maze dedication planned for this coming weekend, Michael May and his family are looking forward to a good crowd of country lovers to turn out and enjoy a great day of fun and activities.
The event at Lazy Acres, located at 596 Lazy Acres Road in Chunky, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
"We will have the pig races, hayrides, the Animal Acres Zoo, and a huge air pillow for the kids to jump on," May said. "We are going to have a lot of fun, that is for sure."
The pumpkin patch and corn maze will be open weekends through Oct. 27.
One of the main attractions, as it is each year now, will be the corn maze people can try to negotiate. It will help if they are familiar with a huge jet, which the corn maze has been cut to resemble.
"We are dedicating the maze to the members of the 186th Air Refueling Wing of the Mississippi Air National Guard stationed at Key Field in Meridian," May said. "I retired from the unit and my dad was a recruiter for them so this is in honor of all the men and women who have served and continue to serve, and to my dad."
May said they have a lot of fun making out the maze but it used to much more contentious with the first couple of mazes. Now, however, the Mays use a global positioning system (GPS) to step off the pattern they have decided upon. Thankfully, none of the designs have been so difficult as to cause much panic with the patrons.
"We haven't had anyone call 911 yet," May said laughing. "There is always someone close by to help out if someone thinks they are just totally lost but we don't expect that really."