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Strong winds damage popular Sauvie Island corn maze

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A popular Sauvie Island corn maze took a hit during Saturday’s storm with winds flattening parts of the attraction.

Parts of the MAiZE, an eight-acre corn maze at the Pumpkin Patch, were flattened by high winds. Saturday’s storm and powerful winds pushed over stalks of corn like toothpicks, erasing countless hours of work.

“When we came in this morning, big patches, kind of like patchwork were all flat down,” employee Kelly Campbell said. “There’s definitely that fear that we won’t make money and people won’t come.”

The farm posted a photo on Facebook showing the damage.

Campbell said employees were out in the storm trying to prevent the maze from going down.

“You could see the corn swaying around,” she said. “The guys were out there, picking corn, trying to make the corn stalks as light as possible, but unfortunately, a lot of them just ended up falling down, piling on top of each other.”

Campbell said thankfully about 75 percent of the maze is still standing like normal though. They also got creative and cut their prices to the maze.

"First, we weren't quite sure what to do, then a flat $5 for kids and seniors because it’s not the ideal experience we wanted you to have,” Campbell said.

Even with the damage, customers didn’t seem to mind at all.

Over time, Campbell said employees will work on the farm to get the stalks standing again.

They’re encouraging everyone to still come out and enjoy the maze.

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