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Clary Gardens’ Scarecrow Trail expands

| August 30, 2019

Clary Gardens is planning to offer more than just a trail of scarecrows this fall. The annual event has grown so much in the past three years that it is now a Scarecrow Town. Scarecrows can be placed throughout the city outside homes and businesses or at Clary Gardens, where people beyond the city limits are encouraged to set up. Registration information can be found at www.scarecrowtown.com. File | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Clary Gardens is planning to offer more than just a trail of scarecrows this fall. The annual event has grown so much in the past three years that it is now a Scarecrow Town being brought to you by Clary Gardens and the Coshocton Visitors Bureau.

Businesses, nonprofits and residents are encouraged to get in on the fun and create their own scarecrow to display. Scarecrows can be placed throughout the city outside homes and businesses or at Clary Gardens, where people beyond the city limits are encouraged to set up. Categories they can be entered in are: Traditional, creepy, and pop culture. There will be three winners in each category and a people’s choice award. Entry fees are: $10 for residents; $15 for nonprofits; and $25 for businesses.

Registration information can be found at www.scarecrowtown.com. Scarecrow placement can start as early as Monday, Sept. 9, but they must be registered and set up by 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. If you are setting your scarecrow up at Clary Gardens, e-mail [email protected] to set up an appointment for garden staff to assist you. The website also will have an interactive map to guide people through viewing the scarecrows and voting for them. Winners will be revealed at the new Scarecrow Town Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 26 in Downtown Coshocton. People will then still have another week to go around and view the winners before the scarecrows come down for the season.

“This (the festival) will be a fun family event for all ages,” said Jandi Adams, director of Clary Gardens.

It also will be a collaborative effort between several groups in the community.

“We have a lot of fun fall activities that happen here in Coshocton and we didn’t want to steal anyone’s thunder,” Adams said.

The day will include a Halloween themed 5k run, music, vendors, activities for all ages, food trucks, NewPointe Church’s Trunk-or-Treat, a dog parade, and more. You can even come dressed in your Halloween best.

“NewPointe is ecstatic,” Adams said. “They always envisioned their event growing even more. Our Town Coshocton is getting involved too and DK Races & Events is doing the 5K that we hope people dress up for.”

Brad Fuller’s Good Boy Bakery is organizing the dog parade for our four legged friends to show off their costumes and Anne Cornell is working on activities for the artPARK. The downtown farmers market also will still be going on that Saturday.

Anyone wishing to be part of the festival is welcome to contact Clary Gardens’ Reba Kocher at [email protected]

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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