An­nual Down­town Scare­crow con­test to be­gin Oct. 17

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As you start your drive down Main Street in mid- Oc­to­ber, you will be wel­comed by scare­crows lin­ing the way. Just in time for down­town Har­vest Fest, you will have a chance to cre­ate your own scare­crow to be a part of this in­va­sion! Do you want a chance to show­case your cre­ative skills? Do you have a busi­ness or non­profit that you want to ad­ver­tise in a fun way along Main Street in Down­town Cal­houn? Here is your chance by be­com­ing a part of the Scare­crow In­va­sion.

This year, Gor­don County Young Farm­ers have part­nered with FFA stu­dents from Cal­houn High School and Sono­rav­ille High School. Both schools have been very suc­cess­ful in their FFA pro­grams with stu­dents com­pet­ing on area, state, and na­tional lev­els. The money raised from this event will help FFA stu­dents with travel ex­penses to var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions and con­ven­tions

To en­ter the an­nual Down­town Scare­crow Con­test, come by the Down­town De­pot on Tues­day, Oct. 17 or Thurs­day, Oct. 19 from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. The De­pot is lo­cated at 109 S. King St. in down­town Cal­houn. Here you can pay your reg­is­tra­tion fee: $ 30 to build your own scare­crow or $ 60 to have lo­cal FFA stu­dents build your scare­crow and re­ceive the in­struc­tions on where to place your scare­crow for the world to see.

We will pro­vide the frame, head, straw and some dec­o­ra­tions. Please bring long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and any pre­ferred dec­o­ra­tions, along with your sign to ad­ver­tise your busi­ness.

The top three win­ners will be based on pop­u­lar votes. The votes are $ 1 each and the money will go to­ward lo­cal FFA chap­ters. Busi­nesses with scare­crows may have vot­ing set up in their store for their scare­crow or you may stop at the De­pot to place your vote. Just drop by dur­ing busi­ness hours through Tues­day, Oct. 31 to place your vote.

The win­ners will be an­nounced on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 1. Win­ners will re­ceive brag­ging rights and a mon­e­tary prize. The scare­crow build­ing is open to every­one from in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies to nonprofits to busi­nesses.


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