On Thursday, September 25th, community members can learn how to build a scarecrow at The McKinley Meeting Place, 156 East Third Street, from 6-8pm. Scarecrow frames will be available in limited quantities during the demonstration and at the City offices, 150 North Main Street, for $10. There is no charge for non-profits. Previously used frames may be used again this year. Participants may bring materials to build their scarecrow while attending the demonstration.
Once decorated, the scarecrows are to be returned to the City offices by Monday, October 6 and will be displayed in downtown Imlay City throughout the month of October.
Judging of the scarecrows will take place before the Merchant Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 25th. The annual Merchant Trick or Treat will be held from 11am-1pm throughout Imlay City with over 40 businesses participating.
Cash prizes will be awarded to non-business entries with first place receiving $100, second place receiving $50 and third place receiving $25.
Imlay City merchants are encouraged to participate and although not eligible for cash prizes, a lot is at stake.
We are adding a merchant category this year and awarding a 'Best in Show' trophy to the most creative scarecrow made by a business. The winner of this category will receive a trophy and of course there will be bragging rights.
More information regarding the scarecrow contest can be found at www.icdda.comor call Dana Walker at the DDA office, 810-724-2135.