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Get busy, Morris Arboretum’s scarecrow design contest returns

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Morris Arboretum is calling all scarecrows for its annual Scarecrow Design Contest. This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme:  Famous Art & Artists.  Sign-up by Thursday, September 24 to ensure your place in the contest!  Entry fee is $30, with a $5 discount for those who register by Friday, September 11.  Scarecrow frames, straw, burlap and twine are all provided.  Details and downloadable contest entry forms are available online at www.bit.ly/MAcrows .

These scarecrows will be on display along Scarecrow Walk at the Oak Allée for four weeks, from Saturday, October 3 through Sunday October 25, one week longer this year!  Now in its eighth year and more popular than ever, Scarecrow Walk is a must see for the fall season.  Visitors of all ages will vote for their favorite scarecrow to determine which will be the winners.  Prizes will be awarded to the top five winning Scarecrow Designers.

1st Prize           $125 Cash

2nd Prize           $75 Gift Certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum

3rd Prize           $50 Gift Certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum

4th Prize           $35 Gift Certificate toward one Continuing Education Class

5th Prize           $25 Gift Certificate toward one Continuing Education Class

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