Thursday, October 16, 2014

Online Voting for the Pendleton Scarecrow Contest

Whew!  We sure had some bad rainy weather to hit Pendleton so were a day late starting the Scarecrow Contest Online Voting.  It was just too rainy to take the photos and many had not been able to put theirs out due to the bad weather.  We ended up with some deciding not to try for the contest but we hope they will go ahead and put theirs out soon before the festival this Saturday.  It looks like it will be a beautiful weekend for the Festival so come join the fun in Pendleton.

Oh, please don't forget to vote for your favorite scarecrow in 4 categories:

We have over 50 entries and they are so creative and clever.  You can sure tell that a lot of work and thought have gone into these.

Once again, here is the link to vote:

Here is a look at two that were not in the contest but they sure are worth looking at.  Jacque Grossman of Mountain Made and Jo McConnell, coordinator for the contest, worked together on these two great scarecrows.  If you are familiar with Pendleton, you might recognize these two gentleman.  Charlie Moore was the owner of Blue Ridge Antiques and he is certainly missed around town since his store burned.  The next one is in memory of Greg Ammons who owned Ammons Portrait Studio and passed away suddenly.  Thank you, Jacque and Jo for remembering these two great Pendletonians.

Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 Pendleton Scarecrow Contest

Now is the time to get in your Entry Form for the 3rd Annual Pendleton Scarecrow Contest.  Be sure to read the rules and have your scarecrow up by October 13th. 

To find out all about this year's contest, the rules, photos for voting choices and how to vote for the 2014 winners, please click on this link below:

Pendleton Scarecrow Contest 2014

For the entry form and the rules, please use this link from the town website for pdf formatted pages:
Scarecrows Coming To Town Rules and Entry Form
or you can go by town hall and pick them up.  Remember to make your scarecrow friendly looking.  This is not about Halloween but all about a fun Fall of the year!

Someone asked organizer Jo McConnell what the entry fee was for the Pendleton Scarecrow Contest and she told them that this is not a Fundraiser.  This is a FUN-raiser!  It sure is and so many creative people make it possible.  Jo McConnell and her husband Pete work very hard to make this event fun for everyone.

 Beginning October 15th you will be able to vote for your favorite on the website link given above in the first paragraph.  Photos will be shown of each entry by categories and then a Poll Capsule will follow and you will vote for your favorite.  Voting will close on that Friday at midnight online and will resume at the Fall Harvest Festival Saturday morning October 18th at 10 am.  Spread the word and tell all your friends.

Here are the winners from 2012 and 2013.