Corn maze honors 177th Fighter Wing

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Sahl’s Father Son Farm as seen from the air.

GALLOWAY – Sahl’s Father Son Farm is offering what it believes to be the largest tribute to the 177th Fighter Wing Jersey Devils to date.

Spanning more than 10 acres, the bird’s-eye view of this year’s corn maze design showcases the detailed image of an F-16C fighter jet flying over the outline of the state of New Jersey.

The Jersey Devils logo can be seen at the bottom right corner of the maze, and “FNBA” is again written into the left bottom corner, in thanks to the Sahl’s biggest sponsor, First National Bank of Absecon.

“Our primary goal is to give our local heroes the biggest thank you we can,” said Jeremy Sahl, owner and operator of Sahl’s Father Son Farm. “We want them to be able to glance down from the sky and remember that they are appreciated.”

The maze at 422 Pestalozzi St. has already hosted visits from fighter pilots who have seen the image from the sky and just had to come walk the maze themselves.

Sahl said his family has a secondary goal: to raise public awareness for the Jersey Devils. “Chief Ray Morales told me that many residents of Atlantic County don’t even seem to realize that there’s an Air National Guard base at the Atlantic City Airport,” he said. “I want to change that. That thunder in the sky you hear now and then? That’s our protection.”

The farm also provides hayrides, pumpkin picking, pig races, mini mazes, pony rides, concessions and a play area for the children to jump in the hay, roll in the corn box, and dig in the trench maze and sand pile.

A portion of this year’s profits at the Sahl Farm corn maze will be donated to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission in the name of East Coast Roofing and Siding.

The Sahl Farm, sponsored by the First National Bank of Absecon, invites visitors to get lost in their maze through Saturday, Nov. 3. Ticket booth hours are 4-7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays.

Admission is $9 per person. Group and family rates are available. See  

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