Kendall Scarecrow Fest has Hollywood theme

Staff Reports Posted 4 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Forrest Gump, Charlie Brown, Olaf make appearances

Photos by Peggy Barringer
KENDALL – Stars from the Silver Screen visited Kendall this year for the community’s annual scarecrow festival. This year’s theme was “Your Favorite Movie” and 15 characters were highlighted, including Charlie Brown and his gang.

Forrest Gump also was portrayed, sitting with a box of chocolates and his suitcase while waiting on a bench for a bus.

Olaf the snowman from the movie “Frozen” is a friendly face.

Chloe Dunn decorates a pumpkin as part of the festival. Some of the action shifted to the highway garage due to the drizzly weather.The festival also included live music, a scavenger hunt, a magic/balloon show, a pumpkin seed spitting contest, and a build your own scarecrow.

Bourke Balloon Show features Richard Hughson and Twistin’ Tim. In their balloon show the following were welcomed on stage: Grace Levett, princess; David P. as a bad guy; Elijah Bibby as the dragon; and William Lavender as a prince/frog.

The town is happy to celebrate the Scarecrow Festival with its welcome sign leading into the community.

A character from “The Lego Movie” celebrates the popular song from the movie.

Scarlet O-Chair-A makes an appearance in the Scarecrow Festival.

Ella Cole enjoyed the festival. Her grandmother, Becky Charland, is the festival main coordinator.

A llama named Domino also attended the festival and mingled with the crowd.