Corn maze spreads 'anti-bullying' message to others
On Oct. 5, 2017, Jessica Petersen and her family, who are farmers from Atkins, Iowa, made a 10 -acre anti-bullying maze. Peterson came up with the theme, while her mother helped spread the word. The Bloomsbury Farm has done many different themes for this particular plot of land: Charlie Brown, Willie Nelson, and Al Roker, according to KCRG.
They plan to allow kids, teens, and adults to get lost in the maze while reading anti-bullying messages on the way to the end. Also, they have other signs and benches located around the farm with anti-bullying pictures on them.
"I believe that the environment that you're in and what you're exposed to can really teach people a message, we do have a lot of school tours out there each year so just like having kids read them and just like get the message to them to be kind," said Petersen, who is now a manager of the farm.
Over the past weekend, students from Kennedy High School visited and participated in the maze. Students from the school talked to other kids on the farm about bullying. It is now open until October 31. People can visit Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.