Chil­dren’s cre­ations are full of char­ac­ter

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

SCARE­CROWS inspired by chil­dren’s char­ac­ters are lin­ing the streets of Rainow.

The Child­catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thun­der­birds, Sponge­bob Squarepants, the Wiz­ard of Oz and the Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar have ap­peared on drive­ways, gar­dens and rooftops in the vil­lage.

Among the 70 en­tries are Peter Rab­bit, Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood, Post­man Pat, Ru­pert the Bear and a Min­ion from the film De­spi­ca­ble Me.

For the first time in the scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion’s 12-year history there is a mech­a­nised en­try in the form of Lit­tle Bo Peep who is ‘look­ing for her sheep’.

Peter Nixon, one of the or­gan­is­ers of the fete, said: “There have been another fan­tas­tic set of en­tries. Peo­ple re­ally do get in the spirit of the com­pe­ti­tion and be­cause of that we get visi­tors from all over the re­gion.

“It wouldn’t be pos­si­ble with­out the com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­iser Liz Law­son, who did a great job get­ting peo­ple in­volved.”

The best scare­crows were an­nounced at the Rainow Fete on Satur­day.

The over­all win­ner was Wil­liam War­ring­ton and his fam­ily for their fan­tas­tic Wiz­ard of Oz.

The prize for the best scare­crow by a youth group went to Rainow Preschool for their Incy Wincy Spiderman, and Jake and Jane Rath­bone won the visi­tors’ award for Peter Rab­bit.

Esio Trot, by the Halsey Fam­ily, was given the ti­tle of most hu­mor­ous scare­crow, and Cruella Deville, By Rona Hol­land, was the most tra­di­tional.

●● Scare­crows of all shapes and sizes have been grac­ing the streets of Rainow

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