As of Sunday, October 9, 2011
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The 2011 Olde Town Fall Festival Scarecrow Competition will once again take place this year at the festival, featuring entrants like the one shown here. For a $25 fee, entrants get to make free-standing scarecrows that will be displayed in the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Garden during the Fall Festival on Oct. 22. Proceeds support the Conyers Police Reserve Unit.
Whether you want a little extra exposure for your business or you just like creating projects, the Olde Town Fall Festival Scarecrow Competition is a good way to have some fun and help a worthy cause at the same time.
For a $25 fee, entrants get to make free-standing scarecrows that will be displayed in the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Garden during the Fall Festival on Oct. 22. Cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to the top three winners.
Proceeds support the Conyers Police Reserve Unit, a volunteer organization designed to augment the Conyers Police force. Reserve members are mandated sworn officers and perform many of the same duties as full-time officers. They specialize in reaching out to the youth in the community.
The Reserve Unit provides gifts and food, as well as a visit with Santa, to a needy family during the holidays, and participates in the "Shop with a Cop" program, designed to provide low-income children with Christmas gifts.
The deadline for entering the Scarecrow Competition is Oct. 19. For an application, visit www.oldetownfallfestival.com or call Debbie Krisher at 770-602-2606.