Scarecrow Gathering 2008
The scarecrows will be gathering again in
Galston and District from the 14th September. They will meet at
The Hornsby Shire Garden Expo in Fagan Park for judging on
Sunday 21st September.
Making scarecrows is a fun activity in
which all the family can join as well as businesses and
community groups. To take part all you have to do is to build
your scarecrow. Whilst it can be a traditional scarecrow you can
just let your imagination run wild to create all manner of
impressive scarecrows and whimsical characters. You can use
almost anything to make them from the usual old clothes, odds
and ends, discarded items, junk, Council clean ups and pre-loved
shops. Many ideas can be found on the Internet under ‘scarecrow
Businesses are encouraged to use scarecrows
to promote their business. Scarecrows will be around the shops,
villages, road sides and properties. Why not make and display
your scarecrow even if you do not wish to enter The Judging
Prizes will be awarded in four categories —
Traditional, Theme, Schools, and Fantasy/Contemporary (for all
those who aspire to the highest possible challenge). There will
be a People's Choice award for their favourite scarecrow,
Most scarecrows will leave their homes on
Sunday 21st September to gather at The Hornsby Shire Country &
Garden Fair in Fagan Park for a party, judging and prize giving.
Entry to The Fagan Park Gathering and
Judging Competition costs only $5.
The Hornsby Shire Country & Garden Fair
features information stalls, plant and produce sales, children's
rides, food, drinks and much more. Entry to the Expo is free. It
attracted around 6,000 people in 2007.
Children's Colouring In Competition Use your imagination to
fill in the background and sky of the picture. Entry is free.
There are lots of prizes. To enter the competition, age 14 and
under, hand in your picture between 9am and 11am on 21st
September at The Galston Scarecrow Gathering at The Hornsby
Shire Country & Garden Fair in Fagan Park.
The Galston Scarecrow Gathering is an
activity of The Rotary Club of Galston, sponsored by
Galston as part of SpringFest 2008.
Please call Shirley 9653 3062 or Barbara
9653 1065 for more information, or email
Scarecrows Competition Entry Conditions
Scarecrows Competition Entry Form