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ETX farm honors singer, charity with cornfield maze likeness


One East Texas celebrity can be seen up close and personal all season long - in a corn maze.

The owners of Yesterland Farm in Canton are honoring East Texas country singer Neal McCoy and his charity, the East Texas Angel Network, this fall by having his likeness carved into their corn maze.

Chuck and Kama Bozeman learned about the help the East Texas Angel Network can provide for families when their son spent five weeks in the hospital with E. coli poisoning.

"While one parent is having to work, the other one cannot work, and you're building a medical bill all at the same time," said Kama Bozeman, owner of Yesterland Farm. "So we're excited about doing that with this great charity, East Texas Angel Network."

To raise money, the Bozemans will host a charity chuckwagon cookoff on Saturday, September 29 at their farm, Yesterland Farm in Canton, and all proceeds go to help the work of McCoy's East Texas Angel Network.

"From the smallest things, from giving them gas money to where they can be there, to wheelchair lifts, trying to equip them if they have a handicapped child, just make their lives a little easier on them," said McCoy. "We try and help from one extreme to another, as much as we can."

To honor their work with McCoy's charity this fall, Yesterland Farm carved McCoy's likeness into their corn maze - and he was the first to go up in a helicopter and take a look.

Back on the ground, McCoy said he could see the resemblance.

"That maze looks great. It looks great. They got it," he said.

And while they're providing fun for the whole family, Yesterland Farm hopes to raise several thousand dollars to help several East Texas families in their time of need.

"I just feel like it is somewhat of a mission for us to be able to reach out to others in our community," said Kama Bozeman.

The Charity Chuckwagon Cookoff will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. For $5, you can taste the competing stews and cornbreads and vote on your favorites. All proceeds will go to the East Texas Angel Network. For more information, visit Yesterland Farm's website.

The East Texas Angel Network will be hosting their benefit concert and golf tournament on September 28 and 29. For more information, visit their website.

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