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Francesca Flaxton writes:

On behalf of the Haddenham Association of Scouts and Guides, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in this year's Scarecrow Festival.

We had 56 official entries from individuals, businesses, clubs, societies and community groups, plus several extra scarecrows that appeared around the village — what a fantastic response! Each one was totally unique, made from every possible material, including yew trees, fabric, feathers, wood, metal, bones and recycled rubbish. The thought, creativity and sense of humour that had evidently gone into making them was incredible. Each Scarecrow designer has been awarded a much deserved Certificate of Participation for their efforts.

Many thanks also to the various outlets who kindly agreed to sell Trail Maps after the Fete, namely Blooming Fruity, Haddenham Community Library, Haddenham Garden Centre, Haddenham Post Office and Bradmoor Farm. We hope that everyone was able to obtain a map during the Scarecrow Festival fortnight. We'll be looking to increase the number of outlets next year and publicising information more widely.

I've had such positive feedback from so many people of all ages who have loved walking and cycling around Haddenham on the Scarecrow Trail. The weather has certainly helped, unlike last year when it poured for most of the time! Running the Festival during the Bucks Open Studios fortnight works really well, especially when there are Open Gardens to look at too.

As well as providing entertainment for passers by, this year's Festival has raised a fantastic total of over £900. 50% of this will be sent to the Heads Together charity and the other half will go towards running Scouting and Guiding units for our local children.

I'm sure we'll be running the Scarecrow Festival again next year, so please start thinking now about what you could do ..... can we recruit 100 Scarecrows in Haddenham in 2018?!

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