Families gathered at Reed-Turner Nature Center in early October to design and build their custom scarecrows to take home to be the centerpiece of their Halloween decorations. The participants ranged in age from 6 months to (age graciously unstated) grandparents. Well, we do admit that the 6-month old was just a spectator but he seemed very interested in the process and we expect him to return next year ready to join in the actual construction.
As always, the designs ranged from restrained to exuberant.
The scarecrow-building-veteran Leopoldi-Nichols family for their “Already Scared” Scarecrow
…and the first-time Goetting family for “Shark Toothed Formal Look” Scarecrow+
Congratulations to the winners. May their scarecrow protect them from “trickers” on Halloween.