By Francesca Flaxton - 1st May 2019 4:30pm
The Haddenham Association of Scouts and Guides is once again organising the village Scarecrow Festival, now in its fourth year. The Association is challenging the community to create Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes, to be displayed throughout Haddenham from Saturday 8th June, during the "Bucks Arts Weeks" until Sunday 23rd June.
Anyone can create a Scarecrow: children, adults, families, schools, local shops, businesses, community groups, clubs and organisations.
New for 2019:
Gather at least 5 entrants to collectively make and display Scarecrows in proximity to each other (e.g., in the same street) and enter as a "Collection" .
For the second year in a row, there will be an opportunity for everyone to choose their favourites. The three most popular Individual Scarecrows and the favourite Collection will receive a Special Award and all scarecrow designers will receive a personalised Certificate of Participation.
All you have to do to take part is complete an entry form and register your Scarecrow.
Forms will be available at Maypole Dancing on Saturday 4th May or by contacting Francesca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07554 141810
Or even easier — simply download the entry form from this page — see PDF
In order to be included on this year's Scarecrow Trail map, the deadline for entries is strictly 1st June.
Completed entry forms must be returned by e-mail or delivered to: 7 Dovecote, Haddenham HP17 8BP, together with an optional voluntary contribution, which this year will be divided equally between the Haddenham Scout and Guide Association and the PACE Centre, Aylesbury. This is a much-needed local charity that provides special education and therapy for children with motor disorders.
There are very few rules: your Scarecrow can be any shape or size and made of any materials, but we would like to see a happy smiling face on each one please! Entrants must be able to visibly display it 24 hours a day from 8th June (not beforehand please!) until 23rd June.
The 2019 Scarecrow Festival will be launched at Haddenham Fete, where Scarecrow Trail maps will be available from the Scout and Guide Association's stall in return for a £1 donation. Trail maps will also be available at other local outlets after the Fete. Please check this website for details nearer the time.
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