Scarecrow Lane at Cockayne, 2011
The City of Glen Dale, the Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department and the Marshall County Historical Society sponsored Scarecrow Lane at Cockayne during the week of September 24 through October 1, 2011. The event turned out to be an amazing success. While entrants paid a $25.00 entry fee, prizes were awarded in two categories - a judging contest awarded $50 to the most creative scarecrow in each category - business, organization, youth and individual - and through a voting process, prizes were awarded to the scarecrows with the most votes - 1st prize - $100, 2nd prize - $75. and 3rd prize - $50. The scarecrows were imaginative and they stood up well under extremely rainy and windy conditions. The event had been planned for one week only due to concerns of weather-proofing the scarecrows. That turned out not to be a problem.
A hayride and storytelling around a campfire were planned for Saturday evening, October 1st, to conclude the event, but those events were postponed to Wednesday evening, October 5th. The hayride was pulled by a 50's era tractor driven by Greg Bassett, and Judi Tarowsky told her spooky stories in the north parlor of the farmhouse. With no electric in the farmhouse, the setting was perfect.
We fully expect to expand Scarecrow Lane at Cockayne in 2012.
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