Wisham Fam­ily’s “Coco”-themed scare­crow takes top prize in con­test

The Standard Journal - - LIFESTYLE - Staff re­ports

The scare­crows went out on Main Street, and now they’ve been of­fi­cially judged and win­ners an­nounced in for the se­cond an­nual con­nect in down­town Cedar­town.

A first place prize of $175 went to the Wisham Fam­ily for their “Coco”-in­spired scare­crow near the in­ter­sec­tion of Main Street and West Av­enue. Se­cond place went to the ‘Ben­jamin Franklin’ in­spired scare­crow made by the Pan­thers Class at North­side School, which in­cludes the trade­mark key and kite hang­ing on a light pole in the same in­ter­sec­tion.

They won a $150 prize. Home De­pot’s flower-themed scare­crow won the store a third place prize of $100.

Af­ter a 2017 de­lay for the fall film­ing of “Hap and Leonard,” the con­test re­turned for se­cond year in early Septem­ber. Down­town Cedar­town Di­rec­tor Ra­mona Ruark asked in con­test rules that par­tic­i­pants keep their cre­ations out un­til the end of Oc­to­ber, and have them re­moved by early Novem­ber.

The con­test saw a trio of judges come from the Rome Main Street Pro­gram to take part this year.

In an e-mail an­nounc­ing the re­sults, Ruark thanked par­tic­i­pants for their cre­ativ­ity and re­source­ful­ness.

“I re­al­ize each of you spent a lot of time dec­o­rat­ing and de­sign­ing your scare­crow and they all look great,” she added.

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The Wisham Fam­ily’s “Coco”-in­spired scare­crow took first place.

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