2010-09-23 / Letters to the Editor

Creative scarecrow competition kick off

Jamestown’s own creative scarecrow competition is about to get under way.

As promised in the spring, this competition is just for Jamestown. It is for the most creative scarecrow, and “creative” is in the title, so take heed. The spring scary scarecrow competition had some great entries, but the winner was the one that most exemplifi ed the word “scary.”

The aim of the competition is to have fun and raise money for people less fortunate by donating money to the Jamestown Community Farm. The farm raises tons of food, which is donated to just the groups we want to help.

There are no guilt trips in this competition. If you don’t have time, I understand; however, are you sure you don’t have time, or are you just shy? It is perfectly acceptable to use a store-bought scarecrow, and there are lots of those around now. However, unless you make some changes to it, you are unlikely to win. Remember, be creative!

Entry forms are now available from Sally Scarecrow, who is standing in our front yard at 155 Conanicus Ave., just opposite the Bay Voyage. The form asks for the scarecrow’s name, your name and where the scarecrow will be standing. If you do not have a place in your front yard where the scarecrow can be seen from the road, you may take it to the Community Farm on Eldred Avenue.

Forms need to be returned with a check or money order made out to the Jamestown Community Farm Inc. before Sunday, Oct. 10. Judging will take place between Monday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 17.

That is very soon, so all of the people who are like me – good at procrastinating – should drop everything and start scarecrowing right now.

All of the entrants in the spring got tiny little scarecrows as prizes and maybe you will win one this time. If you don’t try, you won’t win.

Sally has been standing in our garden shed since the spring and every time I have gone to fetch something, I have jumped, thinking she is a real person. Now, I can go get her and put the entry forms in her basket, ready for all of you brave, adventurous competitors to collect.

If you have any questions, call 423 3449 or email wknight@cox. net.

Have fun!
Judy Knight

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