Annual horror corn maze returning to Kirksville

Truman State University Sigma Alpha sorority prepares to hold annual haunted corn maze in October. (KTVO:Riley Fannon)

While most people are excited for the return of fall and all things pumpkin spice, the women of Truman State University’s Sigma Alpha sorority are getting excited for their haunted corn maze.

This event has been going on for over 20 years and is it the sorority’s main fundraiser for the year.

Co-chair of the event Caitlyn Mahoney explained what the funds raised are used for.

It allows us to do the philanthropy events that we do and extend our professionalism through our sorority since we are a professional sorority.

Thanks to the amount they raised last year, Caitlyn says they were able to bring in guest speakers who would help them build better resumes and professional portfolios.

The money raised in this event alone will last an entire year helping promote the girls and the efforts they take to further themselves professionally.

Each year the maze is created with a theme and this year it is all for the ghosts and ghouls.

"The Fear is Reel" is the name of the theme so the maze will have plenty of Hollywood horror characters new and old according to Mahoney.

The maze will be at the Truman State University Farm just outside of Kirksville and it will run from October 26th through the 29th.

The first three nights will be dedicated to the scary side, but on Sunday they will be having a kid’s day, which will include a more family friendly atmosphere.

Thursday night the 26th the event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. On Friday and Saturday nights the event will run from 8 p.m. to midnight and kid's day on Sunday will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

Prices for the tickets will be $3 for any Truman student with a valid student I.D. and it will cost $5 for the general public.

The first three nights are the only nights that will have a ticket charge, whereas Sunday will be free of charge.

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