Try your hand at scarecrow making for Kennesaw’s inaugural “Scarecrows on Main Street”

Kennesaw City Hall in article about Big Shanty FestivalKennesaw government complex (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The City of Kennesaw announced a fun new event to welcome the Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons: it’s the first “Scarecrows on Main Street.”

The press release from the city describes Scarecrows on Main Street as follows:

The City of Kennesaw invites area residents, families, neighborhoods, non-profit, civic and faith-based organizations, local businesses, schools, local sports teams, athletic clubs, etc. to design and create a scarecrow to display on Main Street for the inaugural “Scarecrows on Main” event. Participation in this event is free!

The application & information packets can be found on the City’s website at https://www.kennesaw-ga.gov/download/scarecrows-on-main-2020/. The deadline for applications is September 21, 2020. Applications may be returned to Rebecca Graham, Communication & Engagement Manager, at rgraham@kennesaw-ga.gov or by mail, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave., Kennesaw, GA 30144.

The City of Kennesaw will upload images of each scarecrow to their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofKennesaw, where the community will be invited to cast their vote for their favorite scarecrows. The top three scarecrows will be awarded a “People’s Choice” award, and the scarecrow with the most votes will receive bragging rights, as well as a $100 prize. Second place will receive a $50 prize, and third place will receive a $25 prize.

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