The Coshocton County Beacon September 10, 2020 - Page 13

September 10, 2020 The Beacon • 13 Scarecrow Town seeking entries county-wide Each October since 2015, the Clary Garden Foundation has hosted the Scarecrow Trail fundraiser. Last year it expanded to a city-wide Scarecrow Town, and now, due to popular demand, it is expanding again. This year anyone in Coshocton County can participate, even those who live in Warsaw, West Lafayette, Conesville and Fresno. As long as your scarecrow will be put up within Coshocton County, you can participate. Businesses, organizations and even residents are encouraged to register for the contest and place their scarecrows outside their store-fronts and homes. If you do not have a physical location, like a school or youth group, you are still encouraged to participate. Clary Gardens welcomes scarecrow entries at the gardens. Scarecrow entries need to remain through Saturday, Oct. 31. Scarecrows will be entered into a contest where they can win in the following categories: traditional, creepy, pop culture and people’s choice. Winners will be announced at a virtual Scarecrow Town awards ceremony. Details on the awards ceremony will be forthcoming. To erect a scarecrow or scarecrow scene in the competition, participants will pay a fee based on the type of organization they belong to. This year there will be an early bird special, and they will not be charging per scarecrow. This is a one-time, all-inclusive fee. Participants who register before Thursday, Oct. 1 will receive pricing as follows: $20 for businesses, $10 for nonprofit organizations and $5 for residents. Registration after Oct. 1 will increase by $5, making it $25 for businesses, $15 for nonprofit organizations and $10 for residents. “This is such a fun activity for Coshocton to get involved with. With so many things cancelled it’s nice to see things we can do,” said Sharon Norman Kaufman. “I’m planning on putting one at my house. I can’t wait to drive around and see others. Everyone was so creative last year. This year should be fantastic.” Kyle Dobbins also is looking forward to the event again. “I enjoyed spending many days driving all over town finding the scarecrows, getting photos, and sharing them for many who aren’t able to get out of the File Each October since 2015, the Clary Garden Foundation has hosted the Scarecrow Trail fundraiser. Last year it expanded to a city-wide Scarecrow Town, and now, due to popular demand, it is expanding again. house,” he said. Each contestant will be put on a digital map at ​www.scarecrowtown.com​(website under construction) so the public can visit each scarecrow and vote for their favorites. Businesses and organizations also will receive special advertising along with their registration fee. For more information email info@ clarygardens.org​. “ I’m planning on putting one at my house. I can’t wait to drive around and see others. Everyone was so creative last year. This year should be fantastic. Sharon Norman ” Kaufman Scary or not, here we come! Each contestant will be put on a digital map at ​www.scarecrowtown. com​(website under construction) so the public can visit each scarecrow and vote for their favorites.