Annual scarecrow contest announced in Seneca Falls

Here they come again. Those fanciful & colorful autumn scarecrow scenes throughout the Town of Seneca Falls. During this coming autumn season, businesses and individuals will test their skill & talents by building seasonal sidewalk decorations for the 2nd annual contest sponsored by the Seneca Falls Business Association. “Last year we had 19 beautiful autumn scene and scarecrow displays in our contest, each created by local residents & businesses and even some by corporate sponsors.” said Becky Bly, president of the Seneca Falls Business Association, the contest sponsor. “This year we are hoping to radically increase that number!”Participants of all ages are encouraged to try their hand at creating autumn displays of straw, pumpkins, corn stalks and scarecrows throughout the town. A registration fee of $10 per scene is all that is needed to enter the contest.Participants will have until October 4, to complete set up of their Autumn Scenes and may construct their display in their yard, or business address, or a site assigned by the committee if they do not have space for one.Judging by a panel of SFBA members will take place Friday October 5th, with $200 in prize money awarded.“Scarecrows may be traditional, whimsical, humorous, mischievous, lovable or scary and should be the center feature of these displays” said Betty Shaffer, of one of the contest organizers, “We want people to just let their imagination run wild as we once again decorate our town 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. Contest registration forms and guidelines for the autumn scenes, which will be on display until mid-November, can be picked up on Fall Street in Seneca Falls at Sinicropi Florist, Downtown Deli and WomanMade Products . “We are hoping to see dozens of Scarecrows all over town this year” said Ann Sandroni of The Downtown Deli, “…this is an event the whole town can participate in! It’s just so wonderful seeing this great display of harvest and autumn whimsy accompanying the changing of the seasons.” For more information about the SFBA and this event, email [email protected]

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