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Cornfield brain maze offers path to fighting Alzheimer’s Disease

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SoVaNow.com / October 18, 2017
By now, those who’ve traveled the maze at Oak Grove’s Fun on the Farm (or seen the overhead drone photo) know that this year’s maze is a giant brain.

Laura Pittard, who along with husband Danny design and operate the maze each year, chose the theme as a memorial to their mothers who both struggled with Alzheimer’s. It is a fitting tribute since this year’s theme is “remember me.”

On Saturday, Oak Grove Fun on the Farm is hosting a special event — The Longest Day — to bring awareness to and support for the ongoing fight to end Alzheimer’s. The Longest Day starts at 7:30 p.m.

Hans Christian Andersen once said, “where words fail, music speaks.” And so this fundraiser for the local Alzheimer’s chapter will be filled with music from Logan Robinson and good food from Tacos El Kora.

At sunset the public is invited to walk through the maze to light up the brain.

Tickets are $10, and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Their goal is to raise at least $2,000. “Please join us making this happen,” Pittard said. “If you would like to donate additional funds to this event you can go directly to this link below:

act.alz.org/site/TR/LongestDay2018/TheLongestDay?team_id=446706&pg=team&fr_id=10935.”

Bring your lawn chairs, listen to music, eat food from local food trucks, and enjoy an evening on the farm.

Oak Grove’s Fun on the Farm is located at 6142, Highway 58, Buffalo Junction.

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