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The Great Scarecrow Contest Has Begun

Main Street and Cannon Park are being taken over by funny, cute and generally amazing scarecrow art.

Have you noticed something, different on the sidewalks of Main Street and Cannon Park? Do you suddenly have "If I Only Had A Brain" stuck in your head? This can only mean one thing: The Great Scarecrow Contest has returned to Canton!

All month long, scarecrows wil be displayed on light poles and beneath street signs on Main Street and in Cannon Park. At the Great Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 27, the scarecrow with the most votes will be announced as the winner of the contest and earn a $100 prize. There will be cash prizes for second and third place, too.

If you're the scarecrow-building type, bring your creation to Yawn's Books and More and pick up an entry form. There is no entry fee. Yawn's is also the place to go to vote on your favorite designs.

Scarecrows must come with an 11 by 7 inch sign that names the scarecrow and describes it. Signs for scarecrows entered by businesses or other groups should also include the name of the business and a 30 word or less advertisement.

The contest is limited to one scarecrow per person or group. Scarecrow creators will be responsible for weekly maintenance of their creations, as entries that get too run down will be removed.

The contest and Great Pumpkin Festival are both sponsored by Main Street Canton. Those with more questions about either event or those looking for additional information are asked to contact Ginger Garrard at (770) 704-1548 or ginger.garrard@canton-georgia.com.

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