Winners of the scarecrow contest at Clary Gardens to be announced later this week

| October 12, 2016

COSHOCTON – Wednesday, Oct. 12 was the final day of judging for the scarecrow contest at Clary Gardens. A total of 17 scarecrows were entered into the contest and were from area businesses, organizations, and individuals. Judges for the contest consisted of a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, OSU Extension, Soil and Water Conservation District, the Clary Gardens Board of Directors, a representative from the city and county offices, and others.

One thing the judges are asked is if there is anything that can be improved upon for next year. Next year’s contest will start earlier on Sept. 1.

“We’ve gotten so much positive feedback,” said Jandi Adams, events coordinator at the garden.

Each contestant donated $25 and some businesses who couldn’t contribute a scarecrow this year donated $25 as well, and raised more than $500. The money raised will go toward the Children’s Garden.

The public is invited to come and view the scarecrows, which are displayed along the walking trail, starting down by the red house and ending by the entrance to the woods. It is open the whole month of October.

Clary Gardens will also be hosting a trail and treat event on Oct. 26 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Youth volunteers will be dressed up as different insects that are found at Clary Gardens and will be explaining to trick or treaters why it is important for that insect to be in the gardens. Cost is $1.

The results of the scarecrow contest will be announced later this week.

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