"Field Of Dreams" Comes To Life In Hancock County - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

08/24/04

"Field Of Dreams" Comes To Life In Hancock County

"Build it and they will come." That's a line made famous in the hit movie "A field of Dreams." For one Hancock County woman, her field of dream is a cornfield maze. The corn maze is a new seasonal tourists attraction off of Fenton Dedeaux Road in the Kiln Community.

Stacey Necaise's two young boys' feet were the first to walk through the paths of the freshly cut corn field maze.

"It was pretty hard to find your way out of there," 9-year-old Raygan Necaise said.

His four year old brother Reece echoed his words.

"I thought it was so much fun though."

The 10 acre corn maze is one of only two in the Magnolia State. From the air the corn maze looks like a giant cow with a series of twists and turns and even dead ends cut into it.

"Now this is an eyeball , so we're on a cow's head," Raygan said.

"This corn maze is unique because what you have through here is 12 check points that you can go through and there are maps positioned throughout the maze that will help you," Stacey Necaise, of Southern Promiseland told WLOX News.

Stacey Necaise says getting lost is part of the fun!

"The actual walking if you were not to get lost would be a little over 3 miles if you were to get lost you could be 5 to 7 miles, quite an exercise."

Maneuvering your way through the maze is just one of many activities 7th grade teacher Stacey Necaise has planned for visitors. A barn here will double as an education center and souvenir shop.

"There will be hay rides pulled by a tractor, there will be farm animals, picnic areas, a hay maze there's a pumpkin patch things that are just clean fun and that's what we promise here at Southern Promiseland."

Necaise has built her field of dreams, now she hopes everyone will come and enjoy it. The maze was created by an Iowa Company using GPS Satellite Mapping Technology.

The maze opens September 10th. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 11 and under. Special group rates are available. For more information you can contact Southern Promiseland at 255-4866.

Or you can log onto Southern Promiseland's Web Site .

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