Coshocton Scarecrow Contest & Viewing Trail planned

09-12-2016

Contributed ¦ September 12, 2016

COSHOCTON – Clary Gardens, located at 588 W. Chestnut Street in Coshocton, is hosting Coshocton’s First Annual Scarecrow Contest. Scarecrow creation and competition is encouraged between local agencies, school groups, businesses, organizations, and families.

Once you’ve constructed a scarecrow to be on display, contact Clary Gardens to set up a time to erect the scarecrow along the garden trail – Scarecrow registration and garden placement can occur no later than Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m.

Some scarecrow considerations should include:

  • Constructing your scarecrow with materials that will withstand the elements for a minimum of five weeks – scarecrows will be on display the entire month of October.
  • Using strong posts, rods, or stakes for easy positioning;
  • Scarecrow judging will be conducted by representatives from the Clary Gardens Board of Directors, the City, County, Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU-Extension, and the County Chamber of Commerce;
  • Winners will be notified mid-month and published in local media
  • Judges will use a scoring rubric that includes criteria, when applicable, such as: artistry (creativity or originality), appropriate business promotion, and attention to detail
  • Participants can enter scarecrows in one of four categories: Traditional, Artistic, Children’s, or Amateur
  • Most importantly, call ahead to RSVP your scarecrow drop-off and set-up so staff can set aside time to assist in scarecrow placement if needed.

To join in on the fun, participants must submit the required registration information and a $25 tax deductible registration fee to Clary Gardens – All 2016 scarecrow funds from this event will fund capital improvements in the children’s garden at Clary’s.

Get your creative juices flowing and get in on the fun! Contact Clary Gardens today at 740-622-6524; visit the garden’s Facebook page; or www.ClaryGardens.org for more information and official rules and registration. The Coshocton Scarecrow Trail will be free and open to the public the entire month of October, to view these fall community creations.

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Clary Announces SCARECROW CONTEST and TRAIL

09-09-2016

Clary Gardens, located at 588 W. Chestnut Street in Coshocton, is hosting Coshocton’s FIRST ANNUAL SCARECROW CONTEST. Scarecrow creation and competition is encouraged between local agencies, school groups, businesses, organizations, and families. Once you’ve constructed a scarecrow to be on display, contact Clary Gardens to set up a time to erect the scarecrow along the garden trail – Scarecrow registration and garden placement can occur no later than Thursday, September 29th, at 4:00pm. Don’t delay!

Some scarecrow considerations should include:

    ·Constructing your scarecrow with materials that will withstand the elements for a minimum of 5 weeks – scarecrows will be on display the entire month of October.

    ·Using strong posts, rods, or stakes for easy positioning;

    ·Scarecrow judging will be conducted by representatives from the Clary Gardens' Board of Directors, the City, County, Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU-Extension, and the County Chamber of Commerce;

    ·Winners will be notified mid-month and published in local media

    ·Judges will use a scoring rubric that includes criteria, when applicable, such as: artistry (creativity or originality), appropriate business promotion, and attention to detail

    ·Participants can enter scarecrows in one of four categories: Traditional, Artistic, Children’s, or Amateur

    ·Most importantly, call ahead to RSVP your scarecrow drop-off and set-up so staff can set aside time to assist in scarecrow placement if needed.

To join in on the fun, participants must submit the required registration information and a $25 tax deductible registration fee to Clary Gardens – All 2016 scarecrow funds from this event will fund capital improvements in the children’s garden at Clary’s.

Get your creative juices flowing and get in on the fun! Contact Clary Gardens today at (740)622-6524; visit our Facebook page; or www.ClaryGardens.org for more information and official rules and registration. The Coshocton Scarecrow Trail will be FREE and open to the public the entire month of October, to view these exciting fall community creations.

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“We have about a dozen youth that come and work with us at the gardens each summer and they are stoked to come to work each day and find the new Pokémon and perks awaiting them in different areas of the garden,” said Jandi Adams, director at Clary Gardens. “Pokémon Go players have an elaborate 20 acres of terrain they can cover. It’s a shame that there is so much negativity surrounding the game in the media. I will say that it is important for families to find safe places to play, and what a better area than the gardens.”

Adam Alvarez, one of the summer youth workers at the gardens explained that it is very useful to look for Pokémon in historic, well-travelled areas, like cemeteries and community parks.

“It brings a fun aspect to work because almost all the summer workers at the gardens are in on the game – which definitely gives the garden the potential to become a widespread, more well-known area possibly containing stronger Pokémon and rarer finds that are more difficult to acquire,” he said.

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