Scarecrow contest planned for Mount Carmel Halloween parade
MOUNT CARMEL - A scarecrow contest will be part of the annual Mount Carmel Halloween Parade that will take place Saturday, Oct. 26.
Mount Carmel Downtown Inc. (MCDI) has partnered with the Mount Carmel Elks, who sponsor the parade, and are asking entrants to build a freestanding scarecrow to be placed around the downtown area.
The MCDI committee will be assembled in front of the Mount Carmel Public Library to assign each scarecrow a ballot number and place them along Oak Street between 9 and 10 a.m.
Three monetary prizes will be awarded based on popular vote. Ballots can be purchased at five for $1 and voting will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
At $5 per entry, those creating a scarecrow are asked to register by Oct. 18.
A variety of food stands featuring fall treats, a book fair, a fish pond and live music are also planned.
The parade starts at 11 a.m., and has a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 27.
Entry forms for the contest are available online at https://secure.jotformpro.com/czeponis/scarecrow or by contacting Judy Polites at (570)339-5572.
Any church or club seeking a fundraising opportunity who would like to participate can contact Polites at the above number or any member of the MCDI .