Long Acre Farms took to Facebook to apologize to patrons who visited their corn maze in Wayne County last weekend.
There was a significant amount of vandalism on Saturday, October 3rd.
“We would like to apologize to anyone who went through our moonlight maze last night,” the post began. “In the 23 years we have been doing the Amazing Maize Maze we have never experienced more vandalism than what we experienced last night.”
The staff, which consists mostly of high schoolers, according to Long Acre Farms, says that they worked hard throughout the night to keep the maze functioning — despite the damage that was being done throughout it.
“That is not the experience we work so hard to provide to our guests and we hope you were still able to enjoy the corn maze,” Long Acre continued in the Facebook post. “We are very proud of our staff, most who are high schoolers experiencing their first job – they worked diligently to keep mailboxes, tape dispensers full all night (even when individuals kept stealing the pieces) and enforce the rules.”
They said it was disheartening that the night was ruined for some because of a small handful of people.
“We are a small, family-run business and put in hundred and hundreds of hours of work to make sure your experience at our farm is a fun and safe one, and it’s unbelievably disheartening when it is all ruined by just a handful of people,” the post added.
By the end of the weekend most of the damage had been fixed.
“We appreciate all of the support you have shown us over the years, and we hope your next visit to the maze is a better one,” the post continued.
Moving forward, Long Acre Farms will require anyone 17 and younger to be accompanied by an adult to participate in the Moonlight Maze.
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