The 35th annual Scarecrow Festival in Ottawa had more than 40 scarecrows on display Saturday, along with other fall activities from children’s games to a chili cook-off.
In the family/individual category: First place went to “Mr. Rogers” created by The Leslie Family; second place went to Nikki Leslie and Taylor Bangert’s “Oogie Boogie” scarecrow (complete with interactive Santa); third place was Karli Repak’s “Miss Piggy and Kermit” scarecrow with its representation of the two Muppets on a date night watching “Jaws.”
In the business category: first place went to the Times Newspaper for its Clark Kent/Superman scarecrow; second place to Midland States Bank for its joke-filled SpongeBob; and third place to A Mess of Things and Catseye Wine Bar for its “Nightmare Before Christmas” scarecrow.
In the non-profit category: First place went to the Community Food Basket of Ottawa scarecrow of The Swedish Chef; second place was awarded to The La Salle Putnam Educational Alliance of Special Education “Wonder” scarecrow; third place was given to the “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” from the Salvation Army of Ottawa.
In the school-created scarecrows category: Waltham Elementary School’s eighth grade STEAM won first place with “Bank of Evil” from “Despicable Me”; Ms. Callahan/Mrs. Wrobleski’s fifth grade class at Central Intermediate School won second place for “The Invisible Boy!”; Shepherd Middle School won third place for “Baby Groot.”
To view a full gallery of the scarecrows, go to the Ottawa Scarecrow Festival’s Facebook page.
Source: The Daily Chronicle