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By Cynthia Haggitt
Kampsville will be hosting their second Annual Scarecrow Contest. Villagers can be creative by decking out their yards and the village to bring a festive fall feel around Kampsville.
Glenda Sidwell is heading up the contest again this year.
“I started the contest last year because of COVID. Due to the epidemic we had no fall festivals, parades and other fall activities. So I brought up the idea to the Village Hall and it was a hit,” Sidewell said. “Last year, we had a lot of participation from people so we decided to bring it back this year and I foresee this will be a new tradition that will continue on through the years.”
Sidwell said that contestants can be made from any kind of materials but it must be made from a homemade scarecrow.
She encourages Kamps-villes’ residents, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, sports teams, and families to build the wildest, cleverest, funniest or scariest scarecrows they can imagine (within contest guidelines).
“The scarecrows will be on display throughout the community and businesses together,” Sidwell said. “The winning categories are best overall, first, second and third.”
Competitors must signup for the Scarecrow Contest no later than Oct. 8th. Judging will be on Thursday, Oct. 14th in the evening.
“I have my judge already picked out and the judge is from Missouri.” Sidwell said. “I am excited to see all the scarecrows around town. There are already some up.”
Rules for the contest are as follows:
Must be in city limits
Must have at least one homemade scarecrow in the display
Must contact Glenda Sidwell by Oct 8th if you want to be entered into the contest.
There is no entry fee
Prizes will be awarded for best overall display for first, second and third places.
Lights, motion and sound effects are allowed.