2017-10-12 / Front Page

LCES PTO scarecrow fundraiser returns for second year of voting


First-grader Caroline Beggs crafted a unique “shop ’til you drop” scarecrow display on Peachtree Street between City Hall and Jericho Florist. This cute creation is complete with an overly zealous shopping wife and her exhausted husband taking a snooze on a nearby bench. First-grader Caroline Beggs crafted a unique “shop ’til you drop” scarecrow display on Peachtree Street between City Hall and Jericho Florist. This cute creation is complete with an overly zealous shopping wife and her exhausted husband taking a snooze on a nearby bench. The second annual Scarecrow Fes­tival, put on by the Lincoln County Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, gets underway this week and the community is invited to participate by voting for their favorite fall display.

Seasonably festive scarecrows are currently outside businesses and entities throughout Lincoln County for the community to see. Once a favorite scarecrow has been selected, a vote may be cast by placing a mon­etary donation, of any amount, in an envelope and dropped into an official “scarecrow box” that will be erected with each display; or envelopes may be submitted inside the participating businesses.

“Just take a look around town. They’ll be floating around every­where,” PTO.. President. Jandi. Mat­thews . said, adding that different grades at LCES, such as second grade and kindergarten, are also putting together displays for the competition.

Votes may be submitted through October 31, and the cost is $1. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scarecrows that raise the most money.

This year, voting and donations may also be made online on the Lincoln County Elementary School Facebook page.

As this is an official LCES PTO fundraiser, all proceeds from the competition will go toward helping the elementary school, and making school improvements.

“We just had a lot of fun with it last year, and people really enjoyed seeing the scarecrows out and about, so we’re hoping for a successful year this year too,” Matthews said.

For more information, contact the LCES front office at 706-359-3449.

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