VERONA, Mo. -- When you think about fall, you think about football, the changing of the leaves, and corn mazes. One corn maze here in the Ozarks opens this weekend. The Maize is unique in the sense of who helped put it all together.
While the design itself was done by professionals, a lot of the other work was done by the G.R.I.P Boys Home in Verona. The maze is their pride and joy. Aside from providing entertainment for the area, the maze also helps keep the boys home afloat.
"We have two parts to the maze -- the first half and the second half," said G.R.I.P. Boys Home co-founder David Doner. "In October, we haunt the maze."
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For the last decade, The Maize has provided fun for all ages. It may look like just any ordinary maze from the ground but, when you pop up a couple of thousand feet, you get a much different picture.
"This year we have Yakov Smirnoff. He graciously gave us permission to put his face in there," said Doner.
The funny man from Branson isn't the only thing unique about the Maize.
"We work with kids 12 to 18 years of age. Most of the kids have been abused, abandoned, sexually or physically abused," Doner said.