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Maleny gets ready
for scarecrow festival

by Cameron Outridge

The Maleny Scarecrow Festival coincides with the September school holidays and offers the opportunity for the whole community to unite and share creative energy.  The scarecrows touch everyone’s hearts and inspires wide smiles wherever they appear.  The Festival encourages whole family involvement and appeals to toddlers and grandparents alike.

“Although we certainly allocate prizes to the different entry categories, the real winning is through the spirit of participation and shared achievement,” said festival organiser Bob Burns.

Traditionally the organizers have a scarecro gathering day, mainly for scarecrow creators and supporters to network and have a bit of fun. This year the gathering will be in Maple St, Maleny in Cooke Park between 10 am and 2 pm on Sunday 28 September.

It’s free and everyone is welcome. Mark and Deborah Bright of the Incredible Rainbow Show will be on hand to create interactive family fun activities. There will be live music, live art and rainbow prizes for all participants.   See the full program on the website or it can be obtained from the Maleny Information Centre.   Organisers want to encourage children to come dressed as scarecrows and join in a long vibrant snaking conga line.  

All children in scarecrow dress will receive a special prize.

The judging takes place this week with all the category placements advised in the Range News next week. You can also find a complete list of entries with photos and awards on the Festival website at www.scarecrow.net.au from the 1st of October. “All award recipients will be notified initially by phone and then by mail,” said Mr Burns. 

Please direct all enquiries to info@scarecrow.net.au or phone the office on 5429 6555. Bob Burns can be contacted directly on 0408 542 965.  The Maleny Scarecrow Festival coincides with the September school holidays and offers the opportunity for the whole community to unite and share creative energy.  The scarecrows touch everyone’s hearts and inspires wide smiles wherever they appear.  The Festival encourages whole family involvement and appeals to toddlers and grandparents alike. “Although we certainly allocate prizes to the different entry categories, the real winning is through the spirit of participation and shared achievement,” said festival organiser Bob Burns.

Traditionally the organizers have a scarecrow gathering day, mainly for scarecrow creators and supporters to network and have a bit of fun.   This year the gathering will be in Maple St, Maleny in Cooke Park between 10 am and 2 pm on Sunday 28 September.

It’s free and everyone is welcome.

Mark and Deborah Bright of the Incredible Rainbow Show will be on hand to create interactive family fun activities.  There will be live music, live art and rainbow prizes for all participants.  See the full program on the website or it can be obtained from the Maleny Information Centre.  Organisers want to encourage children to come dressed as scarecrows and join in a long vibrant snaking conga line.  All children in scarecrow dress will receive a special prize.

The judging takes place this week with all the category placements advised in the Range News next week.  You can also find a complete list of entries with photos and awards on the Festival website at www.scarecrow.net.au from the 1st of October.

“All award recipients will be notified initially by phone and then by mail,” said Mr Burns. Please direct all enquiries to info@scarecrow.net.au or phone the office on 5429 6555.

Bob Burns can be contacted directly on 0408 542 965.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.