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Scarecrows descend on Sedgefield
A CLOSE-KNIT community will be invaded by Scarecrows next weekend.
Sedgefield Scarecrow Festival encourages residents and businesses across the County Durham town to create colourful straw-filled creations to entertain youngsters at the end of the school holidays.
Last year, townsfolk relished the challenge, creating more than 48 scarecrows ranging from Jack and the Bean Stalk, to an unfortunate mechanic trapped inside a car.
Even the theft of three scarecrows, depicting Yoda and Darth Maul from Star Wars and the terrifying teenage girl from horror film The Ring, failed to dampen people’s enthusiasm, with residents demanding Sedgefield Town Council repeat the event this year.
Entry forms are still available for the festival, which takes place on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, and should be returned by Saturday, August 24.
Councillor Maxine Robinson said: “There is no theme this year as we want to encourage as many people as possible to enter and we certainly don’t want to restrict their imagination.”
Entry is free and forms are available at Sedgefield Town Council Office, Sedgefield Library, the Post Office, Village Style and Jane’s on Front Street, or by emailing email@example.com
Scarecrows must be displayed by 10am on Saturday, August 31, and the public can purchase a map of all exhibits at St Edmund’s Church on the green between 1pm and 3.30pm both days.
The winners will be announced at 4.30pm on Sunday, September 1, following a public vote.
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