Landrum plans scarecrow contest, Halloween stroll

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LANDRUM – The Landrum Area Business Association is calling on local businesses, schools and organizations to design scarecrows for the fourth annual Great Scarecrow Contest.

The City of Landrum and LABA are co-sponsoring the popular contest, and participants are asked to display their scarecrows from Oct. 1-29. Prizes will be distributed for the top three scarecrow designs.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for any Landrum group to decorate the town for fall and gain coverage for their business, school or organization,” LABA’s Linda Fitzgerald-Howard said. “We are placing the school and organization scarecrows in the park area across from the Hare and Hound Restaurant for greater exposure of votes.”

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All entries located on E. Rutherford or N. Trade Street will be displayed in front of the business or organization. The contest will close on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. A panel of judges will determine the first, second and third place winners of the contest at the Landrum Depot at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Halloween Stroll will be held on Trade St. and East Rutherford Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5-6 p.m. The family activity tent on Trade St. will remain open until 6:30 p.m. and the Halloween Costume Contest will be held at the Landrum Fire Department at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Linda Fitzgerald-Howard at either Southern Delights or Carolina Antiques. Fitzgerald-Howard can also be reached at 864-542-3230 or