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Creations were 'out of this world' at the Barrowby Scarecrow Festival

Some ‘out of this world’ characters were on display in Barrowby last weekend when the village held its annual Scarecrow Festival.

Krystyna Fisher and Nigel Jones. (3940073)
Krystyna Fisher and Nigel Jones. (3940073)

Now in its sixth year, the festival, which is organised by a small group of dedicated volunteers, continues to attract crowds of visitors, eager to see what impressive creations the villagers have come up with.

Barrowby Scarecrow Festival. (3940071)
Barrowby Scarecrow Festival. (3940071)

The village became awash with aliens, ghosts and Star Wars scarecrows as 23 households throughout the village embraced this years ‘Sci-Fi’ them

The village became awash with aliens, ghosts and Star Wars scarecrows as 23 households throughout the village embraced this years ‘Sci-Fi’ themAs well as taking in all the different displays, visitors were also able to grab a bargain or two at the numerous
garage sales around the village throughout the weekend.

All prizes were presented during a family barbecue on the village green on Sunday, where they were also entertained by Charlie’s Ant, a ceilidh band based in Barrowby.

Dave and Kath Westbrook. (3940059)
Dave and Kath Westbrook. (3940059)

Brian Inglis, chair of the scarecrow event organising group and Barrowby News, said: “It was a great event with lots of families willing to get involved to make scarecrows. It was lots of fun.

“We are still counting how much was raised. I would like to say thank you to our sponsors.”

Profits from the festival are used to print and distribute the Barrowby News monthly newsletter.

Scarecrow results:

1st: Wookie Star Wars, Manor Road.

2nd: I am Groot, Hedgefield Road.

3rd: Star Straws, Chapel Lane.

Highly Commended: Smash Alien, Walkers Way, Battle of the Death Star, Hedgefield Road and Ghost Busters, The Drift.

People’s Choice: Battle of the Death Star. Hedgefield Road.

Sponsors included: Robert Holland, Duncan and Topliss, Grantham Physiotherpay, Flowers from Holland, Contour Specialist Fabrics, Bickford Limited, Dougie’s Cakehole, Vertu Honda, Chris Taylor and White Swan.

Brian Inglis. (3940075)
Brian Inglis. (3940075)


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