23rd Oct, 2016

Scarecrow festival proves a big hit

Joshua Godfrey 30th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS of Evesham residents flocked to the town’s first weekend-long Scarecrow Festival which raised more than £600 for a local dance school.

Hampton Ferry hosted the two day event which kicked off on Saturday, September 17 with a scarecrow building workshop where youngsters created Dennis the Menace, Simon De Scarecrow, a guitar playing Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.

The first day drew to a close with hoe-down barn dance with local entertainer Henry Carson.

On Sunday, September 18 a display of 37 scarecrows entered the day long King of the Crows competition. ‘Ditzy Dorris,’ a drunken looking scarecrow designed by regulars from The Golden Cross in Harvington was crowned the champion.

Second place went to ‘The Gruffalo’ made by Alphabet House Playgroup and ‘Farmer Crow’ designed by staff from Raphael’s Restaurant finished in third.

Youngsters from United Dance Academy and Bell D’Vain Clog Dancers wowed the crowds along with vintage singer Betsy Harmony.

The event raised more than £600 for local dance troop United Dance Academy.