Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Friends of Maclay Gardens Collaborative Scarecrow (Visual Arts and 8th Grade Spanish Honors Class)

So proud of this group of kids and their Spanish Teacher! Love the La Vieja.
How did we get involved? See link below and the information to follow.

We are looking for a few good scarecrows!

We invite you to create a one-of-a kind scarecrow to display in Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park.Adult/Business winners receive tickets to the 2016 Moon Over Maclay Concert. Youth and People’s Choice winners receive cash prizes. Anyone can enter! Businesses, community groups, families, and/or individuals are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Adult/Business and Youth categories. REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 3,2016


  • 1st place– $50.00 and 1 annual membership in Friends of Maclay Gardens
  • 2nd place– $25.00 and 1 annual membership in Friends of Maclay Gardens
  • 3rd place– $10.00 and 1 annual membership in Friends of Maclay Gardens
The winners of the Adult/Business and Youth categories will be posted at the Visitor Center in Maclay Gardens State Park on October 10.

People’s Choice

The People’s Choice award is $75.00. Park visitors have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice scarecrow from October 7 through the 23rd. The Peoples Choice award will be announced on October 24.
  • Scarecrows must be in good taste and not reflect controversial, social, or political situations
  • Scarecrows must be constructed to withstand a variety of weather conditions.
  • The Gardens reserves the right to refuse any scarecrow entry, or remove any that may deteriorate or become unsightly.
  • No handouts, promotional materials, or free giveaways can be associated with any entry.
  • No live plants or mulch may be used in any displays.
  • Scarecrows must be brought to the Gardens, by appointment, either October 6 or October 7, between the hours of 9:00 AM and Noon for set up. Each entrant is responsible for the installation of their scarecrow(s). Weekend set ups will not be scheduled.
  • The gardens will provide a metal mounting post (re-bar) and designate a location for each scarecrow, which should be assembled prior to delivery to the park.
  • Exhibits may not exceed 10′ X 10′ X 10′. The gardens will provide a standard sized sign to identify the entry. On the sign will be the name of the scarecrow entry and the name of the individual or group who created it.
  • Scarecrows will need to be picked up and removed from the Gardens by 5:00 PM November 1, 2016

We won Youth 3rd Place!
Dear Participants:

The scarecrow competition judging is completed.  It was a difficult job and the final tallies were very close, but the winners are:
1st Place -  Squished Squash Scarecrow, Wagner's Tree Service
2nd Place - The Epic Battle, Pas de Vie Ballet
3rd Place - A Walk in the Garden, Jo Ostrov and Jenny Low
1st Place -  Sulli the Scarecroc, Kate Sullivan School
2nd Place – Medusa, Clare Fain
3rd Place -  La Vieja, Maclay School
There is one more chance to win a prize, People’s Choice balloting is currently underway through 10/23.  Encourage your friends and neighbors to attend the hayrides conducted by Ranger Crowe and to vote  for their favorite entry.
Thank you so much for your support of the Friends of Maclay Gardens and Maclay Gardens State Park.


Milk jugs were used to create the faces.
Integrating the curriculum: Art + Spanish = some really cool results.

Here is the link from last year's Scarecrow:
This is a great opportunity for all involved!
So, get out an vote for us.

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