The Galston Scarecrow Gathering 2013

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The time has come around for making scarecrows again. The scarecrows will be gathering for their ninth annual judging at The Hornsby Shire Bushland Festival, in Fagan Park, on Sunday, 15th September.

There are four categories – Traditional, Theme, Schools and Fantasy/Contemporary. Prizes will be awarded for the first three places in each category. The Peoples Choice Award has been sponsored by The Bendigo Bank and the Schools first prize by Bunnings Warehouse.

To make a traditional scarecrow:

Tie two poles together in a cross formation using the longer one for the body and the shorter

one for the arms. Thread the arm pole through a shirt or coat sleeve and the upright pole

through one of the trouser legs. Fasten the buttons and stuff your scarecrow with straw for

an authentic look or alternatively stuff with plastric bags or anything which will stand up to

the weather. Close the arm and leg openings with string and tie the waist to the pole.

Stuff an old cushion cover or something similar for a head and paint on the face.

Fasten an old battered hat on the head. Boots or shoescan be tied on the feet.

Other accessories add charm to your scarecrow.

A FEW OTHER IDEAS FOR YOUR CREATIONS:

TV Characters – Animals – Nursery Rhyme Characters – Groups – Film Stars –

Children’s TV Characters – Cartoon Characters – Fairies and Pixies – Tradesmen –

and many more.

It is a lot of fun for all the family. Scarecrow Festivals are held all over the world. If you need more ideas and inspiration just have a look at Scarecrow Festivals on Google.

There is also a colouring in competition for children age 12 and under sponsored by The Galston Community News.

The Galston Scarecrow Gathering is an activity of The Rotary Club of Galston. The Bendigo Bank is the major sponsor.

Entry forms and colouring in sheets are available from local shops or can be downloaded from galstonrotary.org.au

 

THE GALSTON SCARECROW GATHERING – CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 2013

  1. The Scarecrow Gathering will be held from Monday 9th September to Sunday 15th September.
  2. There are a number of categories and entrants are encouraged to use their imagination for their creation. Entries which have more than one scarecrow in a group (eg from a nursery rhyme) will be judged as a single entry. Ideas may be gleaned from the many excellent scarecrow sites on the internet.
  3. Scarecrows will be judged on strength, durability to the weather, imagination and

    character. Defamatory, offensive and political character scarecrows will not be permitted.

    The judges decisions will be final. Results will be published in local newspapers.

  4. Entrants are encouraged to display their scarecrows on properties, outside shops, road sides or anywhere they can be seen until dusk from 9th to 14th September.
  5. Entries will be judged on Sunday 15th September in Fagan Park, Galston when The Scarecrows gather to enjoy The Bushland Shire Festival. www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/whatson
  1. Your signature on the entry form will mean that you agree to assign the right to the organisors to use photographs and descriptions of your entry for publicity following the event and for the promotion of future events.
  2. Multiple entries will be accepted. The cost of each entry is only $5.

8. Entry is open to anyone whether in the District or not.

  1. No responsibility can be accepted for vandalised or stolen scarecrows. They should be taken in at night.
  2. Entrants are responsible for getting their scarecrows to Fagan Park between 8am and 9am on 15th September for the judging. They must be removed between 4.30pm and 5pm. Due care will be taken during the display period in Fagan Park but no responsibility can be accepted for damage.
  3. The scarecrows will be judged during the morning with winners announced at around noon.
  4. The Galston Scarecrow Gathering is an activity of The Rotary Club of Galston,

    www.galstonrotary.org.au It is sponsored by The Bendigo Bank, Galston.

  5. Call Shirley Tel 9653 3062 (sandac57@activ8.net.au) or Barbara 9653 1065 for additional information.

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HOW TO MAKE A TRADITIONAL SCARECROW

Tie two poles together in a cross formation using the longer one for the body and a shorter one for the arms. Thread the arm pole through a shirt or coat sleeves and the upright pole through one of the trouser legs.

Fasten the buttons and stuff the scarecrow with straw for an authentic look, or alternatively stuff with plastic bags or anything which will stand up to the weather.

Close the arm and leg openings with string and tie the waist to the pole.

Stuff an old cushion cover or something similar for a head and paint on a face.

Fasten an old battered hat on the head. Boots or shoes can be tied on the feet.

Other accessories add charm to your scarecrow.

A FEW IDEAS FOR CREATIONS: Traditional Scarecrows – TV Characters – Animals -

Groups - Nursery Rhyme Characters – Film Stars – Children’s TV Characters -

Tradesmen – Cartoon Characters – Fairies & Pixies – and many more

Have a look at Scarecrow Festivals on Google

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The Galston Scarecrow Gathering 2011       2010     2009    2008

WINNERS THE GALSTON SCARECROW GATHERING 2011

   SCARECROWS 

Traditional      First        Pennant Hills Guides      “Under the Sea”

Theme            First        Sumner Murphy Family  “Mad Hatter”

                      Second   Pennant Hills Guides     “Thalula”

                      Third       Galston Guides              “Dorothy”

 

Fantasy          First        Nadalutti Family             “Draggie – Guardian of the Vegie Patch”

                      Second  Sumner Murphy Family      “Upsy Daisy”

                      Third      Bev Marsden                   “Scary Fairies”

 

Schools          First       KU Pre School Galston      “Ariel – The Sea Serpent”

                      Runners Up   Galston Public, Glenhaven Public, Marsden Park Public, St Johns Primary (Riverstone) 

“Ariel – The Sea Serpent” from the KU Pre School in Galston achieved the double by winning both The Bunnings Warehouse Dural Prize for the best entry from a school as well as the prestigious Bendigo Bank, Galston Award for the overall Peoples Choice best scarecrow.

    COLOURING IN  - First, Second and Third  (Winners came from several schools including Galston Glenorie and Marsden Park) 

Age 2 –4           Sophie, Jayden and Lars Van Deurzen

 Age 5 and 6      Tahlia, Isabelle McIntyre and Casey Phillips

 Age 7 and 8      Claudia Marsind, Charlotte Taylor and Joshua Arnold

 Age 9 and 10    Ashlin Simmos, Blake Williams, and Jacinta Than

 Age 11 and 12  Tyson, Heather Weir and Rebecca Herman