2010 Scarecrow Contest

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The annual Scarecrow contest in Cherokee took place over the weekend of Sept. 17-19. Taking first place in this year's contest was Jane's Sanford Lane Salon. Second place went to The Pub and third place was Valley Bank. Other participants included: McDonalds, Rhoadside Blooming House, The Gardens, Cherokee American Legion, Careage Hills, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Nelson Sewing, The Cherokee Villa, Shear Stylist, and Trash and Treasures . This family - friendly event from the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce tries to find out who in town can come up with the best scarecrow. In previous years, this popular event has seen downtown Cherokee transformed into a wonderland of autumn. The Contest was open to any group, business, family or individual regardless of age and one entry per group, individual, or family. First place prize was $100 in Cherokee Chamber Bucks, second place prize was $75 in Chamber Bucks, and third place prize was $50 in Chamber Bucks. All scarecrows must remain on display outdoors until Oct. 17. Photos contributed