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October Corn Maze Planned for Civil Air Patrol Squadron

posted Oct 12, 2017, 11:39 AM by Kmberly C. Frady   [ updated Oct 22, 2017, 9:57 PM ]

MANASSAS, VA Prince William Composite Squadron of Manassas is planning a trip to Corn Maze in the Plains on Saturday, October 28th, 2017, for an evening of camaraderie and Fall fun.

Those attending will meet at the parking lot outside the Country Store, 4501 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains, VA. at 5:45 PM and plan to depart the event at 9 PM.  Attire for the event will be civilian clothing and closed-toe shoes for all.

The Corn Maze in The Plains is about 30 minutes from Manassas.  It was created as a noncommercial Fall family festival. The owners of the farm are Kate and Hub Knott and have been there since 2000. In addition to the maze, they grow vegetable and flower seeds organically.

Their description of traversing the maze, “Each maze wanderer enters the maze armed with crayon, flag and a blank survival guide on a mission to discover clues to help them navigate their way through the maze and to complete a map to take home. If the challenge grows too high you can always wave the flag frantically to signal the ‘corn cop’ to come to your rescue.”

In her e-mails to the squadron, C/Lt Col Julie Demyanovich reminds participants to wear warm clothing, listed forms, and provided details for signing up. First Lieutenants Sara Demyanovich and Jason Bailey will be serving as the senior members in charge of the event.

Photos of the farm are courtesy of Corn Maze in the Plains

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit for more information.