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Annual Scarecrow Contest on tap


It still feels like summer, but fall is in the air – meaning scarecrow season is quickly approaching. The City will place more than 50 scarecrows in public places throughout the community and is seeking businesses and nonprofit organizations – churches, scouts, schools and charities – to make a scarecrow for the chance to win a cash prize.

The City’s 4th annual Scarecrow Contest calls for nonprofit organizations to design and create a scarecrow for display at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center in October. The City will build the frames and bases (made from wood and cement) or organizations can make their own. Each scarecrow will be tagged with the organization’s name and on display during the month of October.

The public will judge the scarecrows and vote online. Categories include Most Humorous ($300); Spookiest ($300); Best Traditional ($300); and People’s Choice ($500). Each entry can win only one category.

Sept. 26 or Oct. 3: Pick up frames at the Murray Center between 8 am and noon by making an appointment with Andrew Fine at 949-470-3061 or RCS@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Oct. 10 or Oct.11: Deliver your finished scarecrow to the Murray Center between 8 am and noon (by appointment only). 

Oct. 12-Oct. 30: Scarecrows will be on display for public voting.

For more information and to participate, contact RCS@cityofmissionviejo.org.

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