Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Honored With Corn Maze
Dolly Parton created the Imagination Library in 1995 as a way to give free books to children all over the world. Now, one of the locations, the McMinn County Imagination Library in Athens, Tenn., will be honored with a special corn maze.
The McMinn County Imagination Library boasts the highest enrollment in the program in Parton's home state, with 92 percent of the population participating.
“We’re pretty excited about the theme,” explains Michael Mayfield, who is in charge of harvesting and sales at Mayfield Farms, the farm responsible for the maze (quote via GAC TV). “Some corn maze owners know about the design a year before. With me, it’s like a lightbulb going off.”
Mayfield Farms originally planned on hosting a special celebration this year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the McMinn Imagination Library, which inspired the idea for the corn maze.
“We’ve been a big supporter of education and the library," he adds. "It’s just a really cool thing. It obviously fits along with what we do [since] a big part of our platform is education on agriculture and reading.”
A special celebration was held last Saturday (Sept. 20), with the corn maze opening to the public this Saturday (Sept. 27). More information can be found here.