HALLOWELL — Winners of the annual scarecrow contest that was part of the Fall Harvest Festival held recently have been announced.

People’s choice winners are: Alan Stearns, who placed first for his Big Bird scarecrow and received $50 in Hallowell bucks; second place and $30 in Hallowell bucks went to the scarecrow window display at SpinOff Studio; and third place, and $20 in Hallowell bucks, to Easy Street’s Blue Bunny scarecrow.

The “Gone Fishing” entry created by Sunday school students and congregation members at Cox Memorial Methodist Church was awarded first prize in the Best in Show category. The entry included four fishermen and women scarecrows, a canoe and a tent on the church lawn. They received $50 in Hallowell bucks.

Chris Cart placed second for his web designer scarecrow in front of Harlow Gallery on Water Street. He received $30 in Hallowell bucks.

Mary Darling, who used a blue tarp to create Thomas the Tank Engine, placed third and received $20 in Hallowell bucks.

Winners in the “I Made it Myself” category, for ages 10 and younger, are: Hall-Dale after school program participants — group entries submitted by kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade and fourth and fifth grade students; and Marie and Rita Benoit for their fairy princess scarecrows in the doorway of Slates Restaurant. Winners received $20 in Hallowell bucks.

Jennifer Cart won the best scarecrow entry submitted by a Board of Trade member for her intriguing “White Lady” scarecrow on Water Street. She received $50 in Hallowell bucks.

The scarecrow contest was part of Celebrating Hallowell’s fall festival, which this year was part of the city’s yearlong 250th anniversary celebration.

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