Crewkerne District Rotary have received a ‘fantastic’ response to their first Scarecrow Competition, with over 40 entries listed from householders, organisations and businesses across the town. The original deadline for the competition of September 5th was extended by two days, due to a technical glitch. Competition facilitator, Sandra Shore of Crewkerne District Rotary said: “Thank you for joining in the fun. Apologies to those of you who sent emails and were not included in the original lists. We have been experiencing the vagaries of technology but entries were accepted up until 5 pm on Monday.”
The scarecrows which can all be viewed from safe distances, have appeared in windows and on walls of businesses in Market Street, Market Square, South Street, The George Shopping Centre, Falkland Square, including the library’s entry, Barley Yard, Park View, on railings outside of Crewkerne Hospital and in front of the town hall with Crewkerne in Bloom’s scarecrow cyclist, shown in our feature photo.
Residential areas where householders have joined in the fun, with a scarecrow in the front garden, on the doorstep, under a window or above a porch on the roof, include Thomson Drive, Park View, Station Road, South Street, Birds Close, Oak Drive, East Street, Cowen Close, Winyards View, Henley View, Valley Road, Kingswood Road, Rhydderech Way, Orchard rise, Barn Street/Close, Langmead Square, Severalls Park Avenue, Court Barton, Henhayes Lane and North Street.
For the exact locations of all the scarecrows entered in the competition, please visit Crewkerne District Rotary Facebook page. Judging will take place on September 12th. The winning business will receive a ‘bottle of bubbly’ and the winning household, a £30 prize. Winners will be announced by Crewkerne District Rotary on Saturday September 19th and contacted by phone to arrange collection or delivery of their prize.