Michigan Pumpkin Patch Dedicates Corn Maze To Medical Professionals Working In Pandemic
Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch in Midland dedicated this year’s corn maze theme to medical professionals working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year, the pumpkin patch chooses a theme for their corn maze. Usually, they stick to Michigan celebrities. The owner’s and their daughter, Amanda King said it didn’t feel right to feature celebrities while people are still being affected by COVID-19.
”Inside the maze, it’s a heart, but the heart is a stethoscope,” said King. “It says, ‘thank you, medical professionals.’ We just wanted to come up with a way to say thank you. What better way than to dedicate our maze to medical professionals?”
King said medical professionals have thanked her and her family for dedicating this year’s theme to them.
MidMichigan Health also decided to sponsor the event, helping pay for the maze design.
”We hire someone to come in and cut the design,” said King. “It’s a very intricate process. I would rather have someone who knows how to do it, and make a fantastic maze, than try to figure it out myself and have a not great maze. That was great they wanted to partner with us.”
King said the community has also been huge supporters in the idea in recognizing the medical professionals.
“Just in general, and talking to people and my friends, and the public, they agree that it was a great sentiment and to say thank you to the medical community.”
King said they are also a handful of free weekends for people working in the medical field.