Lyman Orchards donates $13,501 from maze proceeds to Connecticut Children’s


Lyman Orchards recently donated $13,501 to Connecticut Children’s using the 2021 sunflower maze proceeds. Shown are: top row, from left, Becky Critchley, events and catering director; Caroline Killeen, manager, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Corporate Partnerships; and Nina Peach, marketing and events coordinator. Bottom row, from left, John Lyman, executive vice president; dr. Michael Isakoff, department head, Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases; and Alyssa Horrall, director of business relations.

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A recent sunflower maze from Lyman Orchards in Middlefield.

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MIDDLEFIELD — Lyman Orchards, a New England family business for more than 280 years, is announcing a recent donation of $13,501 to Connecticut Children’s using the proceeds from the 2021 sunflower maze.

According to a press release, Lyman will donate $1 from each maze shot to patients at the Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Over the past 15 years of working with Connecticut Children’s, the company has donated a total of $162,489. According to the press release, the facility is playing a leading role in helping the fight against childhood cancer.

Connecticut Children’s… “The facility’s medical professionals and staff are working tirelessly in the fight against this devastating disease. We are deeply honored to play an ongoing role in supporting their continued efforts,” said Executive Vice President John Lyman in a prepared statement.

“The generosity of Lyman Orchards remains astounding,” said Dr. Michael Isakoff, division chief of the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, in the statement. “The past year has been unparalleled with the pandemic — and the support we’re getting from Lyman Orchards has been critical so we can continue to support our patients and families.”

The theme of the 2021 maze was the PBS child icon Arthur. This year’s sunflower maze opens July 30 and runs daily through August 28. For information, visit

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