Downtown Woodstock will soon become home to dozens of scarecrows in an effort to raise money for the arts.
Residents and businesses are asked to participate in the annual parade of scarecrows, which encourages residents and businesses to decorate and display scarecrows at various points throughout downtown Woodstock.
The event is a fundraiser for Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, which seeks to bring a thriving arts community into Woodstock. Last year, the event brought in between $400 and $500, said Diane Geeslin, local artist and the organizer behind this year's event.
This year's entry fee is $20 and the scarecrows will go up during the month of October. Each scarecrow will be numbered and residents can cast a $1 donation to vote on the best scarecrow, which can be done at Woodstock Visitor's Center at Dean's Store.
There will be awards for first, second and third place winners, and those awards will be given out on or around Nov. 1.
For more information or questions about the contest, email Diane Geeslin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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