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Sunflower maze brings family summer fun while raising funds

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Sunflower maze brings family summer fun while raising funds (WFSB) Sunflower maze brings family summer fun while raising funds (WFSB)
MIDDLEFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

A T-Rex has taken over a sunflower patch in Middlefield, and it also benefits children in Connecticut.

The sunflower maze at Lyman Orchards is fun for families throughout the summer, and this is the company’s 10th year offering the maze.

"Well, we have about a little less than 3-acres of sunflowers here and they total more than 350,000 flowers individually," said Steve Ciskowski of Lyman Orchards.

This year he said the flowers have flourished so the maze is sticking around a little longer.

“The weather has been kind, the maze has survived the dry conditions - we're going to keep it open until next Friday Aug. 29,” Ciskowski said.

The orchard grows the flowers and a company from Utah designed the T-Rex this year, and the PEZ dispenser in the corn maze that will open in the fall.

"It was awesome. You have to bring your little map that tells you directions, there was a moment or two we went the wrong way and I was like, ‘oh God, I don't see anybody’,” said Julie Conlon of Shelton who visited the maze on Tuesday.

A portion of the money raised at the maze supports the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Adults are $10 and the cost varies for children.

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