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Scarecrow Fest puts creativity on display in Kendall

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 3 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Kristina Gabalski
KENDALL – Dark skies and cool temperatures didn’t prevent people from coming out today and enjoying festivities at the Kendall Community Scarecrow Festival Saturday.

Firefighting vehicles were moved outside the fire station to allow room for vendors to set up away from the cold and windy conditions outside. This year’s event included musical entertainment, wagon rides, a kid’s fun run, a K-9 Demo and St. Mark’s Farmer’s Market. The theme for this year’s annual contest was “Animals.”

The top photo shows a cute “doggie” scarecrow entered by the U.S. Post Office in Kendall.

A Noah’s Ark fit well with this year’s “Animals” theme.

The entry by the Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies was flamboyant and full of bling.

This entry was made by a class of sixth graders at Kendall Elementary School.

“Some Pig” was another entry outside Kendall Elementary.

Some of the entries, like this one on the lawn of Kendall Elementary School lost the battle with windy conditions.

A serpentine entry slithers its way out of a tree.

The Kendall Ladies Auxiliary’s entry featured a high-flying, cow-jumping-over-the-moon scarecrow.

The “Cameron the Chameleon” entry was very colorful.

A “life-size” Clifford the Big Red Dog is made of straw bales.

The Kendall Lions Club chose to create a lion scarecrow.

Maya Tatar, Grace Robinson (in blue) and Grant Johnson enjoy activities and vendors inside the Kendall fire station during the annual Community Scarecrow Festival.