Scarecrow Decorating Contest announces winners

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Williamston’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest has officially ended and winners announced this week. The “Scarecrows Spring to Life” contest/event is the first townwide promotion sponsored by the town’s Envision Williamston program.

“We had an amazing community response to the contest,” said Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall. “The widespread participation suggests that the people of Williamston are eager to make their voices heard. They can be a powerful force in the town becoming a great place as a regional destination.”

EWlogoresThe scarecrow decorating contest is the first of many events and promotions being planned as part of the town’s revitalization and economic development program.

Envision Williamston is currently finalizing a comprehensive Community Master Plan to lay out short and long term goals for the town.

“We are so glad to have had such an amazing number of entries and votes,” Crandall said. “More than 40 scarecrows decorated the town from October 26th through November 15th. Over 970 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award!”

A Judges’ Panel of experts judged the displays according to entry categories.

“Now that the tallies have been made, we are pleased to announce the results of this community-driven celebration of the Harvest Season!”

Winner of “The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD” (Overall Best) is Scarecrows in Education – The Wizard of Oz. Submitted by: Anderson School District 1 (Entry #2). Judges panel awards include:

JUDGES PANEL AWARDS:

Individual/Family

1st Place: Firefighter Scarecrow – Dad is a Hero! Submitted by: The Owens Family (Entry #10)

2nd Place: Fun in the Garden. Submitted by: Lia Clardy & Jeff Ragsdale (Entry #28)

3rd Place: Clemson Girl Scarecrow. Submitted by: Durham Family (Olivia) (Entry #18)

Business

1st Place: Ace Hardware Scarecrow. Submitted by: Ace Hardware (Entry #25)

2nd Place: Wreck Patient Scarecrow. Submitted by: Medshore Ambulance Service (Entry #7)

3rd Place: Money Man Scarecrow. Submitted by Community First Bank (Entry #12)

Organizations

(Groups, Clubs, Church or School)

1st Place: Scarecrows in Education – The Wizard of Oz. Submitted by: Anderson School District 1 (Entry #2)

2nd Place: Preacher and His Congregation. Submitted by: Hillcrest Baptist Church (Entry #38)

3rd Place:Book of the Month: “The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything”. Submitted by: Mrs. Roach’s Class: Palmetto Elementary (Entry #3)

Most Creative

1st Place: ACTC’s Crow (Reverse Scarecrow). Submitted by: Career and Technology Center (Entry #1)

2nd Place: Minion Scarecrow. Submitted by: Upstate Federal Credit Union

(Entry #21)

3rd Place: Oil Pan Sam the Mechanic Scarecrow . Submitted by: Ellison’s Service Center (Entry #32)

Most Whimsical

1st Place: Williamston SC – Where Dreams Come True. Submitted by: Cole Family (Entry #5)

2nd Place: Rustic Monogramming Scarecrow. Submitted by: G.R.I.T.S. and Friends (Entry #13)

3rd Place: Scarecrow is All About Fabrics. Submitted by: All About Fabrics (Entry #9)