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14th Annual Scarecrow Contest at Settlers' Green, Oct. 2

Call for entries from the community

Enter now for the 14th Annual Scarecrow Contest held at Settlers’ Green during the Fall Festival on Oct. 2. Courtesy Photo. (click for larger version)
August 19, 2010
Now in its 14th year, the Scarecrow Contest and Fall Festival is one of the shopping center's premier events.  Dozens of scarecrows from the simple to the bizarre are on display for the festival and throughout foliage season.  The contest is open to everyone and there is no entry fee. Cash and ribbon awards are presented in several categories: The Traditional Scarecrow, Scarecrow Family & Friends, The High School Scarecrow and the Children's Scarecrow. The Grand Prize of $500 will be presented as a Judges Award to the scarecrow that receives the greatest number of points from the judges. And, a cash award of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place will be presented in each category. 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 standing up and 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. Settlers' Green Outlet Village will provide free posts for anyone in need and for ideas and photos of previous year's scarecrow winners go to www.settlersgreen.com.  The website also has the entry form and rules, or you can stop by the management offices for a copy or call us at 356-7031 ext. 10 and we will send you one.

Scarecrow entries must be brought to Settlers' Green no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. Scarecrows will be placed around the shopping center in areas where they receive at least partial coverage from the weather, but all scarecrows should be ready for whatever Mother Nature provides.

The Fall Festival on Oct. 2 will not only feature the scarecrows, but also free music, a pumpkin pie contest, pumpkin carving demonstration and display, pumpkin sale while supplies last, free apples and cider while supplies last and horse drawn wagon rides. 

To receive an entry form for the contest or to find out more about Settlers' Green Outlet Village, call 356-7031, ext. 10 or online at www.settlersgreen.com.

Martin Lord Osman
Varney Smith
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