Visitors can thank alumni Patty Minigell Treworgy ‘79, Matt ‘07 and Robin Treworgy Pellerin ‘06, and Jonathan ’07 and Christine Treworgy Kenerson ‘05, ‘07G, for creating a corn maze that pays homage to the beloved children’s book Blueberries for Sal.
The maze, located at Treworgy Family Orchards just west of Bangor, was recently chosen the second-best corn maze in the country in USA Today’s “Readers Choice” Awards. The maze’s detailed design recreates an image from the Caldecott Award-winning children’s book by noted writer and illustrator Robert McCloskey. According to USA Today, the maze covers 4.5 acres and consists of more than 60,000 corn stalks.
Set on the Maine coast, Blueberries for Sal is the story of a little girl’s encounter with a bear cub as both search a hillside for blueberries. McCloskey, a longtime summer resident of Scott Island in Penobscot Bay, first published the book in 1949.