Wake Forest Woman’s Club to Host Downtown Scarecrow Contest October 15

As a “Hello to Fall,” and in anticipation of the sights and sounds of Halloween, the Wake Forest Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Scarecrow Contest and children’s craft event, Saturday, October 15, 2016, downtown on S. White Street, from 1 to 3 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday October 16).

Local schools, churches and businesses have been invited to participate in designing and building a scarecrow for the contest (not taller than 6 ft.). The entries will then be secured to the lamp posts up and down S. White Street on Friday, October 14. Each entry will be given a number. The public is invited to view all the entries during a Scarecrow “Walk-about” throughout Saturday morning, and will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite at the Fidelity Bank parking lot, located at 231 South White Street.

The Woman’s Club will have several fun activities for children and families at the Fidelity Bank site, including scarecrow themed crafts, tattoos, a photo area with pumpkins and hay bales, and free snacks. The Wake Forest Fire Department will be there to provide an up close look at one of the fire trucks. Also, just prior to the start of the Woman’s Club event, Page 158 Books, located at 158 S. White Street, will be reading a scarecrow themed book, during their regularly scheduled Saturday Story Time of Noon to 1 p.m.