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River Region has scarecrows worth crowing about

by jmaloni

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Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:30 pm

Businesses, organizations and residents create displays

Artistic interpretations of a different sort will line the main streets of Lewiston, Sanborn, Ransomville and Youngstown. More than 30 scarecrows are expected to be on display throughout the four communities during the month of October as part of the annual exhibition.

Judging will take place the week of Oct. 13-17. It will be based on creativity, originality and quality of workmanship. First place will be awarded in each of the four communities as well as one overall prize of "Best in Show" for the entire Niagara River Region.

Eligible applicants include private business owners/staff; community and civic organizations; not-for-profit agencies; schools, colleges and universities; and residents of the four participating communities.

Niagara Frontier Publications is the media sponsor and will provide a certificate good for two free months of online advertising at www.wnypapers.com.

For more information, contact the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce at 716-754-9500 or email [email protected].  

Last year, the overall winner was the "Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter" display in Youngstown, created by resident Deborah Fox. Her block-long display won the overall "Best in Show" Award. Additional winners in each community included the Historical Association of Lewiston with "Mrs. HAL O. Ween," The Dory in Youngstown with "Jake, The Hapless Fisherman," the Sanborn Area Historical Society with "The Farmer in the Dell," and Midnight Run Winery in Ransomville with "Diamond Diva."

In addition to scarecrows, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is encouraging businesses to decorate windowscapes to fit the fall theme.

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