Scarecrow spottings in Spall and Armstrong

Chamber of commerce encouraging residents to create a scarecrow display

More creative scarecrows are expected this year for the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce and Harvest Pumpkin Festival Scarecrows on the Street campaign.

More creative scarecrows are expected this year for the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce and Harvest Pumpkin Festival Scarecrows on the Street campaign.

Don’t be scared if you see a scarecrow on the streets of Armstrong and Spallumcheen.

The 12th annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival and the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring Scarecrows on the Street where local businesses and residents compete in creating a unique scarecrow display

“Enjoy the fabulous fall colours as you check out the scarecrows on display,” said Patti Noonan, executive director of the Armstrong Spallumcheen chamber. “Have fun choosing your favourite and cast your vote for the best ‘crow.”

Entry forms are available online at www.aschamber.com and voting ballots and maps will be available at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce or online www.aschamber.com by Oct. 15.

Opportunities for the public to vote span a two-week period, beginning on Saturday, Oct. 15 and ending on Oct. 26, with the winner announced on Saturday Oct. 27 at the IPE fairgrounds. All businesses and residents are encouraged to participate.

The deadline to enter the competition is Wednesday, Oct. 12, so your display location can be added on the map.

Harvest Pumpkin Festival celebrates arts, culture and families and has grown from a one day event to a festival spanning 16 days that features fun for everyone.

It includes farmers market, demonstrations, treats, entertainment, lawn tractor racing, pumpkin catapult, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games, family dance and more.

Thanks in part to funding received through the Government of Canada, this year’s event will include a performance by  Vernon trio Sorella, heritage demonstrations and more.

For more information on the 12th Annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival, visit www.aschamber.com or e-mail manager@aschamber.com.