Albion announces scarecrow contest winners

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 October 2017 at 12:54 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – This scarecrow – The Grinch – was made by Albion Agencies and won first place in the “Cutest” competition in the second annual Scarecrow Contest in downtown Albion.

The event was organized by Energize Albion and the Albion Merchants Association.

These scarecrows of Wizard of Oz characters were created by the Downtown and Uptown Browseries and were tied for second in the “Cutest” with the Sally Princess/Minnie Mouse scarecrow made by the Crawford family.

Other winning scarecrows include:

Scariest: First place – Jack Skeleton/Jack the Pumpkin King/The Nightmare Before Christmas by United Structural LLC. Second place – Peter Pan by Jackson.

The Queen of Hearts and Her Royal Cards came in second in the “Funniest” category.

Funniest: First place – Charlie Brown by the Pollock family. Second place – Queen of Hearts & Her Royal Cards by the Barry family.

The Mummy won first place in “Most Traditional.”

Most Traditional: First place – Mummy by the Albion PTA. Second place – Tom Selleck by the Baldwin family.

Energize Albion and the Albion Merchants Association also had a Downtown Storefront Decoration Contest and Spotlight Dance Studio won first place, with the Albion Village Hall in second.

In addition, there was a Halloween House Yard Decoration Contest and the Pate family on West Academy Street won first place, followed by the Francis family on Platt Street in second, and the Starkweather-Miller family on South Main Street as an honorable mention.

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