For the past three years, Calvary Brethren Church of Hagerstown, Maryland, (Doug Courter, pastor) has at this time of the year used cardboard and other materials to construct on the church property an “Amazing Maze” which the church uses as an outreach.
Here is an edited version of Calvary’s website account of this year’s Maze, which has just concluded. Many additional photos may be seen by clicking www.calvarygbc.org/scrapbooks.htm <http://www.calvarygbc.org/scrapbooks.htm> .
On October 5 we began our third annual fall outreach event called the Amazing Maze 3. Wednesday was our AWANA-only event. With three AWANA groups from around the area joining our group, we had a crowd of almost 200 people.
With everything outside this year, we rejoiced that the weather on Wednesday was perfect. The slide (a big hit from the previous two years) was made even more fun by putting it on the side of our hill and having the children sit on waxed paper. It made for a real quick trip.
The “Hill” maze proved to be a good test of everyone’s ability to find their way around the almost endless dead ends. Very few actually made it to the official exit (most just came back out the entrance.)
With 15 bags of colored pieces of paper hidden throughout the hill (redeemable for goodies) and five “game stations” scattered about, people had a great time in the woods.
The spiderweb maze was back again this year, complete with strobe light and a fog machine.
From the pictures you can tell how much people enjoyed each of the mazes. Thursday through Saturday our maze was to be open to the community, but once again circumstances beyond our control caused us to only meet the one night.