Children’s creations are full of character
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