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Scarecrows as far as the eye can see at fantastic festival
10:20am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
TOY Story themed straw creations scooped top prize at this year’s Redditch scarecrow festival at Forge Mill Needle Museum.
The Jervis family topped 91 entries with ‘Buzz and Woody’ in the annual contest which was judged by the mayor of Redditch, Councillor Wanda King, on Sunday, August 25. They took home £100 of Kingfisher Shopping Centre vouchers.
‘Scarecrow Lea’ by seven year old Lea Van Gelder and family came in second and ‘Bob the Blacksmith’ by Chris Smith third, winning £75 and £50 in Kingfisher vouchers.
Coun King said: “I found it very difficult to judge all the wonderful scarecrows this year, thanks to everyone that attended and especially those that entered the competition.”
Staff from Redditch Council, who hosted the event, estimate that more than 1,000 people attended this year’s scarecrow making, which included lots of family friendly activities such as pony rides, scarecrow dancing from Cast Off Dancers, music by Captain Swing and local mobile zoo Animal Mania.
For more information on events and things to see and do at Forge Mill Needle Museum, including Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, see www.forgemill.org.uk/ or call 01527 62509.
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