Scarecrows, Fall Family Fest a joy

Friday, October 1, 2010

Our hats are off to the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and all the businesses who participated in the Dowtown Cherokee Scarecrow Contest, also in conjunction with the annual Cherokee Fall Family Festival at the historic, restored Cherokee RR Depot.

Kudos also to the Cherokee Depot Committee and all its hard work in organizing and staging the popular Fall Family Fest last weekend that attracts many families, adults and children to Cherokee for a great Iowa fall weekend of fun and entertainment. We share in the disappointment of the stormy weather that impacted attendance at this year's Festival.

The many creative scarecrows perched around Downtown are on display most of October and offer visitors and residents a colorful fall exhibit, along with the many corn shock and straw bales displays that greatly enhance the beauty of this scenic Little Sioux River Valley community.

We've heard many comments - all quite positive - of how appropriate the scarecrows and the weekend Fall Family Fest are for Cherokee residents and visitors to come together to greet the colorful new season.

We also hear that the gusty fall winds the past few days may have damaged some of the scarecrow displays. We encourage the businesses who are displaying the scarecrows to please shore them up to withstand winds and possible rain because they are truly, a colorful, seasonal attraction in our community.

Congratulations, one and all!