Scarecrow contest brings color to downtown

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM.

“The Scarecrow Festival is a real feather in our cap as a community,” Odom said. “People passing through our community see the scarecrows and they know our community cares.”

There will be a free “Scarecrow Building 101” classes will be offered to the public at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Farmers’ Market. 

Club members will be demonstrating scarecrow making from forms to finish. Several completed scarecrows will be on display and construction techniques will be demonstrated. Handouts will be provided and light refreshments will be served. 

The museum is a tourist attraction for Chipley, more so than the average resident may realize, Odom said. “Often we will show up to open the museum and there will be people waiting on us who have come from out of town and spent the night here, wanting to see the museum, do some genealogical research, or find a grave.”

Odom said the museum also receives quite a bit of traffic through emails and phone calls.

The Garden Club also presented the Yard of the Month to the City of Chipley for the sundial garden next to the chamber office.

Ron Sharpe, resource development director for United Way of Northwest Florida, also gave the chamber an update on the recovery efforts being made in Washington County.

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