Vote for your Favorite Scarecrow!

In conjunction with the Center of Concern’s Virtual Hayride fall event, a Scarecrow building contest is underway. Join in the fun and win!!


Just Waitin'

When There Are Nine


Waitin' Longer

The World is Upside Down


Contest Rules:
A. Build your Scarecrow
B. Register and submit your scarecrow pictures before October 4th at midnight at
C. Scarecrow photos will be posted on the Center of Concern’s website. Two scarecrows will win top prize and runner-up.
D. Community voting for their favorite scarecrow begins October 5th at noon and will end October 9th at midnight.
E. The winners will be announced on October 10th during the Center of Concerns fall event – “a Virtual Hayride, Rockin’ Fall Harvest of Friends and Fun”
F. The favorite top vote-getter can choose a $50.00 Gift Card From Pesche’s Garden Center or the Fall front door floral arrangement that will be made live by Pesche’s during
the Virtual hayride event on October 10th. Runner Up receives the other prize not chosen.

Scarecrow (skair-kroh) definition, noun: an object, usually a figure of a person in old clothes, set up to frighten crows or other birds away from crops; anything frightening but not really dangerous; a person in ragged clothes; an extremely thin person. A typical scarecrow is a stuffed shirt, a straw hat, and a burlap sack head. With a little imagination, random objects or recycled junk can be used to create cool characters. Channel your inner creativity and build the winning Scarecrow!

Helpful tips:
Use empty plant pots or plastic water bottles to fill the body and legs.
Used grocery bags make great stuffing.A plastic plant pot can be stapled to the top as a head form for your burlap.
Raffia can be bought in different colors to make hair.
Landscape fabric is useful and inexpensive for fashioning hair and clothing.
Wire baskets come in handy for waists on skirts.
Staple stuffing materials to the scarecrow frame so they don’t shift.
Use florist wire to attach hats and other accessories to the scarecrow.
Pool noodles are great for arms and legs. Slide a metal coat hanger inside the tube so you can bend the arms.