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The Newtown Middle School annual Scarecrow Contest, which was postponed from the weekend of October 22-23 due to the weather, will take place this Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6.
The contest annually challenges participating eighth grade student groups to design and construct scarecrows to display for the fundraiser.
The scarecrows will be on display on the school’s front lawn, 11 Queen Street, both days from 9 am until 5 pm, and voting will be open for the weekend. Volunteers will be available to collect votes on both days.
Students will begin putting the scarecrows on display after school on Friday, November 4. Students and community members are then invited to cast their votes for their favorites with corresponding $1 donations, Saturday and Sunday.
Ballots for the contest will be available at NMS while the scarecrows are up, and are also available in the November 4 print editions of The Newtown Bee to cut out for use. Ballots can be dropped off with the $1 donation for each vote either at NMS Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 5 pm, or in the letter slot on the front door at The Bee’s office, at 5 Church Hill Road, in an envelope marked “NMS Scarecrows,” by the end of Sunday.
More than 100 students are involved in making the scarecrows this year, and roughly 30 scarecrows are expected to be entered into this year’s fundraising contest. The scarecrows will begin to come down on Monday, November 7.
Results from the ballot collection will be announced the week of November 7 at NMS, and will be presented in the November 11 print edition of The Newtown Bee.