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By Cynthia Haggitt
As you cruise around in your car, you may notice Kampsville looking a bit more festive than it did last week. Signs of fall are springing up all around us, and the most recent herald of the season is the 2nd annual scarecrow contest. Residents and visitors can spot plenty of straw-filled friends while riding around the village. From terrifying to cute and nostalgic to humorous, the 13 scarecrows on and around Kampsville have something for everyone and the contest results are in.
“The judging went well. We were lucky because we missed the rain. After the judging was talled we had our first, second, third place winners and a best overall category picked out.” Glenda Sidwell said. The winners for this year’s contest were:
■ Best overall – Amanda Johnson-waitress scarecrow
■ First place – Billye Grissom Titus- There was an old lady on one side of a yard and men working in the yard.
■ Second Place – Joanne Grieme Dexheimer had the scarecrow campers and the skeleton dog.
■ Third Place – Betty Grissom in her yard there was a scary scene and women having tea parties.
The winners received a special gift for their partitcpation and the sponsors for the gift donation was the Mayor of Kampsville, Wade Gibison, James Palmer and Flowers by Glenda.”
Sidewell said there were alot of entries this year and so many creative scarecrows. The contest was started last year during COVID and almost all events were canceled because of the pandemic.
“With losing so many events and activities last year I thought this would be something fun for our village to continue to do,” Glenda Sidwell said. “I want to thank everyone who participated and thank our sponsors for their help too. I am looking forward to next year’s contest.”