We love scarecrows!

The Wilmot population got a bit of a bump in October. Scarecrows began to appear on front lawns and porches throughout the town. The WCA and Wilmot Garden Club once again delighted to host their annual Scarecrow Contest.

Here are the results!
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Amy and Mara Gignac’s Corpse Bride was a definite kids’ favorite from our younger judges as well as the winner of the Scariest Award.

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Tom Jenssen didn’t have to wait long for something to happen with his Fishing for Snow entry. (A wet icy snow fell a few days after the judging. Snow on October 27 is hardly a record but good news for skiers.) Tom won the Sportiest Award.

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Most Creative went to Man Treed by a Bear from Keith Seamans. Word has it that traffic on Campground Road has increased significantly since Keith’s creation went up.

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Although, everyone might have been looking at Rachel‘s Pumpkin Family. She wins the Family Award.

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The kids at the Wilmot Learning Place shared two of their favorite stories. They won the Fairy Tale Award for Cinderella and the Keystone Cops.
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Allie Beck’s Guardians at the Gate provided a spooktacular welcome to visitors. She receives the Most Welcoming? Award.

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Finally – a big thank you to our illustrious judges for their thoughtful and clever deliberations.

And the winners are…

Once again creativity reigned throughout Wilmot during the WCA’s eighth annual Scarecrow Contest. The winners were selected by an astute and austere panel of judges from the Kearsarge School District and the Wilmot Garden Club.

Many thanks to our judges –
from New London Elementary School: Rose and Iris Patrick and Sophie, Zach and Sarah Anderson
from the Wilmot Garden Club: Nancy Large, Lindy Heim and Chris Jenssen

The fabulous prizes are gift certificates to Grounds in New London and The Wilmot Garden Club Plant sale as well as gift subscriptions to the InterTown Record newspaper.

A huge thank you to all the participants! Your scarecrows are wonderful!

Wilmot Garden Club Best in Show
Carol & Doug McDonald’s Wilma Phlat

Kid’s choice
Chris & Tom Jenssen’s Patiently waiting for snow

Best use of natural materials
The Brown family’s scarecrow

Friendliest
Wilmot Public Library Storytime Group’s Mr. Hubbarb rides a reindeer

Funniest
Lindy Heim’s After a long summer, Nature takes charge of the garden

Best social message
Keith Seaman’s Pilgrims around the totem pole

Sportiest
Sebastian Prieto’s Kearsarge Hockey PlayerSportiest Too
Ray Ilg’s Scarecrow for Ociee and Sawyer

Best group/family effort
Huff Family’s Summer Fun

Scariest
Rachel Seaman’s Opposites attract

Scarecrows are popping up all over!

The first entries in the Scarecrow contest have come in! 
(And there are more out there – so send in your photos!)

Thank you Lindy Heim!
Thank you Carol McDonald!
Thank you Rachel and Keith Seamans!

We love them all and are looking forward to lots more fun and festive scarecrows! Join the fun and build a fun, fanciful, sporty, scary, beautiful … or silly scarecrow(s).The Wilmot Garden Club cosponsors the contest and
the deadline for entries is noon on Wednesday, October 25.

Lots of prizes will be awarded so don’t miss out.

Click to learn all you need to know to participate!