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13th Annual Scarecrow Contest at Settlers' Green calls for entries

Scarecrow Contest and Fall Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 3

The Beauty Queen Scarecrow from a previous year’s Scarecrow Contest at Settlers’ Green. (click for larger version)
August 20, 2009
Now in its 13th year, the Scarecrow Contest and Fall Festival is one of the shopping center's most fun events. More than 50 scarecrows will be on display for the festival and throughout the foliage season. The contest is open to everyone and there is no entry fee.

Cash and ribbon awards will be given in several categories, including the Traditional Scarecrow, Scarecrow Family and Friends, the High School Scarecrow and the Children's Scarecrow. A cash award of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place will be presented in each category. The Grand Prize of $500 will be presented for the Judges Award to the top scarecrow overall. This is a great opportunity for clubs, businesses, social groups, schools and daycares to have fun creating a representative scarecrow and win some money for their organization.

All scarecrows must be handmade by the person(s) entering the contest and must be at least life sized — larger than life is OK too! All scarecrows will be on display for three weeks and must be weather resistant. It is very important that scarecrows be affixed to a post no larger than a "two by four," approximately six feet tall, and ready for display.

For ideas and photos of previous year's scarecrow winners, go to www.settlersgreen.com The web site has the entry form and rules, or stop by the management offices for a copy or call 356-7031 to have one sent.

Scarecrow entries must be brought to Settlers' Green no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. There will be plenty of help from the staff at Settlers' Green in putting the scarecrows up in the designated areas.

Martin Lord Osman
Coos County Commissioners
Tilton School
Town & Country
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