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Scarecrow Days announces new competition


July 23, 2014
Fallbrook Scarecrow Days, held during the month of October, has just announced a new category - "Professional Artist." The popular event is in its third season, thanks to the generous donation of sponsor, San Diego Gas & Electric.

During the month, Scarecrows of various shapes, sizes and themes will be seen from Mission Avenue to Main Street – in the front of almost every business. "Scarecrows Days" was started to help bring tourism to our wonderful town of Fallbrook," said event coordinator Jackie Heyneman.

Artists will be invited to create a scarecrow and add a "touch of class" to their new favorite harvest companion. Two prizes will be awarded: "Harvest Award" - $100.00, sponsored by The Brandon Gallery and "Pumpkin Award" - $50.00, sponsored by Jackie Heyneman.

A helpful workshop on structure and basic construction will be conducted and basic supplies will be provided. For dates and times, see the Chamber of Commerce website at www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Rules for the competition: Entries must be "Family Friendly," with all parts securely attached. Must be self-standing and stable; no sharp edges or points; weight not to exceed 50 pounds, height not to exceed seven feet, width not to exceed four feet and no loose straw although accents and small bales are allowed.

Judging will take place on October 4 when the awards will be announced and winners will be notified. The scarecrows will be on display at the Fallbrook Library during the month of October.

Don't delay – register today, as space is limited to 18. Entries are to be delivered to the Fallbrook Library Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Pre-registration is required, if you are not pre-registered, your scarecrow will not be accepted.

To enter the contest, contact Anita Kimzey by calling (714) 222-2462 or send an email to register@fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org . Rules and Entry Form can also be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website at www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org . For more information, please contact Anita Kimzey at the above numbers.

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