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Houston County Courier - Local News
Stories Added - October 2009
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Scarecrow Festival to be held
Houston County Courier -  October 2009

By Michelle Craven
Chairman Scarecrow Festival

The Scarecrow Festival, sponsored by the Downes-Aldrich House will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 31. 
All churches, schools, clubs, organizations, business groups, and individuals are encouraged to enter the Scarecrow Contest.
Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Funniest, Scariest, Famous Impersonator, and Multiple Scarecrows. 
Scarecrow contest entries may be set up on the lawn as early as 7 a.m. on the day of the contest and all entries must be in place by 11 a.m. 
The scarecrows will congregate on the front lawn of the historic Downes-Aldrich house at 206 North Seventh Street prior to judging. 
This year there will also be a pumpkin carving contest for kids of all ages, as well as a costume contest for kids 10 and under. 
Individual prizes will be given in the categories of Scariest, Funniest and Most Creative.
All residents of Houston County are invited to come and view the scarecrows and participate in the fall open house at the wonderful Victorian home listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. 
In addition to viewing the scarecrows and the home, which is decorated for fall and newly painted, visitors will want to have lunch on the premises. 
Sack lunches will be available for $7 each with a choice of pimento cheese or chicken salad. 
A special “surprise soup” will also be available this year as an added treat. 
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and the scarecrow, pumpkin, and costume judging will all take place at 12:30 p.m. 
The community is encouraged to join in the fun and help support a wonderful cause, the preservation of an historic landmark.
For information contact Michelle Craven at 222-2854.










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