Carl Crowe of Trinity United Church Onslow is one of the founding members of Harvest 4 Hunger Nova Scotia. It is a unique growing project of Canadian Foodgrains Bank as the only one in Canada connected to a corn maze. SUBMITTED PHOTO
MASSTOWN – A community picnic here this weekend will support a national organization working to end world hunger.
On Sunday, Aug. 25, a Select Nova Scotia IncrEDIBLE picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Captain Cob’s Crazy Cornumdrum Corn Maze at Masstown Market.
The event will begin with a church service at 11 a.m. led by Rev. Gerry Kerr of Trinity United, as Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 national church organizations.
Then the fun will begin. Masstown Market has generously waived the entrance fee to the corn maze, so that people come and play in exchange for a donation to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The regular entrance fee is $35 per family.
You can purchase coupons for the picnic of corn on the cob from Mullen’s Farm, Brother’s Meats sausage on a bun, Scotsburn custom made blueberry ice cream and Masstown Market’s blueberry shortcake.
Festivities include live music, the big bouncy pillow, obstacle course, zip line, old-fashioned picnic games and Fred Hamilton will be offering horse and wagon rides through the corn.
A unique feature about this corn maze is that local farmers and agri businesses are working together to donate their time, equipment, expertise, inputs to plant, harvest and auction off the corn to donate all the earnings to Canadian Foodgrains Bank to end world hunger. Last year the crop sold for $8,600.