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SOURCE Boone Hall Plantation
Lowcountry's Premier Plantation Partners With Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Host Event Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
MOUNT PLEASANT S.C., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of Boone Hall Plantation today announced the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the attraction's 2014 Corn Maze. Taking place Monday, September 30 at 3 p.m., Boone Hall is partnering with Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to celebrate, and honor, the 20th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Representatives from the Komen Lowcountry Foundation and Boone Hall staff will be on hand to jointly participate in the ceremony. In addition, Boone Hall is encouraging breast cancer survivors, their family members, friends, and supporters to take part in the ceremony. The plan is to fill the ribbon portion of the maze with people wearing pink T-shirts and gloves that will make a spectacular visual for the press preview flyover for media covering the maze. Participants need to arrive at the Boone Hall pumpkin patch area between 1:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. Complimentary pink T-shirts and gloves will be provided for each participant.
"We are excited to be able to partner with the Komen Lowcountry Foundation to help further raise awareness for this cause and those who it affects," said Willie McRae, co-owner of Boone Hall Plantation. "This year's maze is quite impressive and we're sure those who visit will have a great time, while also helping support a noble cause."
The Race For The Cure Corn Maze will be open every day October 1 through November 2 as part of Boone Hall's annual fall festival, which is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Admission will be $8 for ages 3 and up Monday-Thursday and $10 Friday through Sunday. Children two and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the efforts of the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
ABOUT BOONE HALL PLANTATION
Boone Hall Plantation is also one of America's oldest working, living plantations. The plantation has been continuously growing and producing crops for more than three centuries.
Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. The family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies and the nation. The McRae family is proud to present that history, covering over 330 years, on a daily basis.
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