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Lyman Orchard’s Corn Maze Donates Nearly $38,000 to the American Cancer Society

Lyman Orchard’s Corn Maze Donates Nearly

$38,000 to the American Cancer Society

Latest donation brings total contributions above $500,000

ACS Check Presentation 

From left: Bruce Marshall, vice president, New England Division Community Engagement; Lynn Kipphut, community manager, Relay for Life; John Lyman III, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards; Alexis Maliga, senior director, Relay for Life.


MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (May 17, 2016) – Each year, thousands of visitors travel to Lyman Orchards for a chance to tackle their famous corn maze. This fun and festive fall-time tradition is a New England favorite that makes a major impact on a great cause by donating $1 from each admission to the American Cancer Society.

The 2015 Pez®-themed maze ran from August 29 through November 1 and garnered a donation worth $37,881. Thanks to a steady influx of curious navigators each year, Lyman Orchard’s also surpassed $500,000 in total donations to the charity since the corn maze’s inception in 2000.

“We could not be more thrilled that our corn mazes have created such an immense impact on a fantastic organization like the American Cancer Society,” said John Lyman III, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards. “When we launched our first maze in 2000, I do not think we could have ever expected to raise more than a half-million dollars. Thank you to our loyal guests for helping us continue in the fight against cancer.”

“Lyman Orchards has made eliminating cancer a priority through encouraging the community to help them support the mission of the American Cancer Society,” said Lynn Kipphut, community manager, Relay for Life. “We are grateful for all of their efforts in raising the necessary funds that will help us save more lives from cancer.”

Test your luck on two miles of twisting and winding pathways carved within four acres of towering cornstalks. With a hundred decision points and just one way out, getting lost in the 17th annual corn maze provides family fun that supports a great cause. Save the date - this year’s corn maze runs September 3rd through November 6th.

This year also marks the 275th anniversary of Lyman Orchards, and they are celebrating with a variety of special events all year long. In the meantime, make sure to visit Lyman Orchard’s for the start of pick-your-own season as the strawberry fields become ripe for harvesting in early June.

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About Lyman Orchards:
Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of the state, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a popular destination for the whole family in Middlefield, Connecticut. Shop at the Apple Barrel market, filled with fresh farm produce and Lyman Orchard’s award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchard’s Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793, or visit online at


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Pam Soisson
Rebel Interactive Group
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Tim Burt
Lyman Orchards
860-707-2083 (mobile)