From Sticks to Scarecrows – the Winners

The Winners of the Long Grove Park District’s Scarecrow Creation Contest

A bit of chaos was the norm at the Long Grove Park District’s annual Scarecrow Creation event on October 10 as more than 75 people, from toddlers to grandparents, designed and crafted scarecrows.  Starting with “skeletons” and “heads” provided by the Park District, the families stuffed, drew, glued, pinned, and stapled until their creation took life in front of them.  The families then took their creation home to brighten up their Halloween season decor.


  • Kangail family – Colorful Fall Fashion

 Photo - of Kangail family with scarecrow

  • Leopoldi–Nichols family – Mustache to Remember

Photo Leopoldi-Nichols family with scarecrow

  • Kadens family – The Black Hat

Photo Kadens family with scarecrow

  • Costabile family – Lady in Blue

Photo Costabile family with scarecrow

  • Kassulat family – Hockey Anyone?

Photo Kassulat family with scarecrow

  • Mower family – Remembering Grandpa

PPhoto - Mower family with scarecrow

Congratulations to all of the winners – and thanks to all of the entrants for making the event a fun day for everyone.

Special thanks to Whole Foods of Kildeer, which graciously provided refreshments and prize winners’ gift bags.