Gregson Green Scarecrow Trail - Holiday 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

We definitely didn't have this on our list of things to do whilst we were on holiday but when we found out about it we just had to go on a Scarecrow Trail!

It was held in the village where Mr MoaB is from and was a fundraising event for the Gregson Green Community Centre. There were over 40 houses to visit on the Trail. We didn't quite manage them all but saw most of them!

So many people had put so much effort in to their scarecrows. Mr MoaB's sister created the Kermit the Frog and it had taken her hours to make. Her kids were meant to help but lost interest after the straw stuffing part. I know she was up until really late several nights to finish him off. I think she did a fab job!

They were all fantastic but these were our 2 favourites. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party as the scarecrows themselves were amazing and it had the loveliest props. The most popular with the kids including Little Miss A was the Minions one. I can't believe they made 8 different scarecrows in total. It must have taken them days to do!

It was great to see that so many people had got involved and that it really was a community event with lots of people out and about on the Saturday doing the Trail. Young and old were out seeing the Scarecrows. We all enjoyed the Trail and it was nice for me to see more of the village that Mr MoaB grew up in!

They were certainly lucky with the weather for this event as it poured with rain all day the day before. That's why some of the scarecrows had the additional accessory of an umbrella to keep them dry!

I really hope the event was a success for the organisers and helped raise lots of funds for a new Community Centre. Thankyou to all those involved as this was such a fun thing to have done and definitely an unusual activity that you don't get to do on your average Saturday!

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