With good fall weather in the air, Uncle Shucks Corn Maze hosted a community worship service on Sunday night, drawing hundreds of congregants from Silver City Baptist Church and many other local churches.
Community members from Dawson County and surrounding counties gathered at the Uncle Shucks barn on Oct. 4, 2020, for a performance of worship songs and a message from church member Brady Holbrook on the Bible stories of Noah, David and Paul. Attendees spread across the field on blankets or lawn chairs for the service, and after, they were invited to eat barbecue sandwiches and explore the corn maze.
According to Nathan Turner, an organizer of the event, this was the event’s second year and showed a turnout much larger than last year.
“Last year we had three or four churches involved, and this year there were folks here that I know of from at least eight different churches,” Turner said. “I think it went phenomenal, we had probably 300 or more people here and the Lord blessed us with beautiful weather to have it.”
Mathew Hughes, owner of Uncle Shucks Corn Maze, said that he enjoyed being able to provide a space for the event and to allow the attendees to come experience the corn maze after the service.
“During the season, a small percent of our visitors are from the county anyways, so I’m glad to have people come out and see the maze,” Hughes said. “Last year was a decent turnout, and I think we had close to double that this year.”
Hughes and Turner both agreed that they want to make the worship service an annual event and want to grow it each year.
“We’re hoping next year it will get even bigger, and as long as we have the space for it we wanna keep having it,” Turner said.