SFBA sponsoring Scarecrow Building Contest

Prepare to see fanciful & colorful Scarecrow & Autumn Scene Displays throughout the Village of Seneca Falls in the next month, as businesses and individuals test their skill & talents by building seasonal sidewalk decorations. “Participants of all ages are encouraged to try their hand at creating autumn displays of straw, pumpkins, corn stalks and scarecrows throughout the Village” said Becky Bly, president of the Seneca Falls Business Association, the contest sponsor.Participants will have 6 days to complete set up of their Scarecrow & Autumn Scene Display beginning on Saturday October 1, and may construct their display in their yard, or business address, if located in the Village, or a site assigned by the committee. Judging by a panel of SFBA members will take place Friday October 7th, with $200 in prize money awarded.“The scarecrows should be the center feature of these displays” said Sunshine Peebles, one of the contest organizers, “They may be traditional, whimsical, humorous, mischievous, lovable or scary. We want people to just let their imagination run wild as we decorate our village for the fall season.” Participants are responsible for the materials used in their scene construction, keeping in mind that the displays must be able to withstand fall weather conditions. The winners and locations of all displays will be announced to the public so everyone can view them. A registration fee of $10 per scene is all that is needed to enter the contest. Contest registration forms and guidelines for the Scarecrow & Autumn Scene Displays, which will be on display until Thanksgiving, can be picked up in Seneca Falls at Zuzu’s Café, Sinicropi Florist, Downtown Deli, WomanMade Products and the Seneca Falls Library. “We are hoping to see dozens of Scarecrows throughout the village this year” said Betty Shaffer, designer of last years autumn scenes, “…the displays were such a hit, we thought by encouraging more people to participate this year, we will really have a wonderful display of harvest and autumn whimsy to accompany the changing of the seasons.”

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