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Scarecrow contest benefits Conyers Police Reserve Unit

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.

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.