Scarecrow fest ushers in season

Published 9:38 am Friday, October 6, 2017

Is there a better time to look at scarecrows than a warm fall Saturday afternoon?

There will be dozens on display Saturday at Beech Springs Farm Market on Old Boonesboro Road for the 12th annual scarecrow festival. The event is a benefit for STRIDE program in Clark County.

The scarecrows are submitted by teams from organizations and businesses throughout Clark County. At the end of the day, many scarecrows will be auctioned to the highest bidder with the proceeds going to STRIDE.

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Throughout the day, there will be live music, face painting, games for children, food and pumpkin painting at the farm and market.

Admission is $5 per family.

The festival is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the auction begins at 1 p.m.

Saturday morning is also the second annual WinSprint Triathalon, which begins at College Park Gym on Wheeler Avenue.

Competitors will compete over the course of a 400 meter swim, a 10 kilometer bicycle ride (either on a stationary bicycle or road race) and a five kilometer run. For the road race, competitors must bring their own bicycle  and wear a helmet.

Registration is $45 per person or $75 for a relay team.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday.

For more information, call Deborah Jackson at 744-9554.

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