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October 5, 2012

3rd-annual Scarecrow Trail prepares to open

JACKSONVILLE —

Art Club students at Nichols Intermediate made a frightening straw-man for crows Thursday in a project that will help feed local families.

The stuffed characters were made for the third annual Scarecrow Trail sponsored by the Cherokee County Master Gardeners.

The event will be held from Oct. 13 to Oct. 25 at the Ruth Nichols Arboretum, at the Texas Forest Service, 1015 SE. Loop 456.

“The grand opening will be on Saturday, Oct. 13,” said Kathy Moak, an organizer for the event.  “We will have pumpkins, mums, face-painting, dulcimer music, gypsy dancing, and photo boards for taking pictures. The Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden will be open to tour, and the outdoor classroom will be available to visitors.”  

The trail will be open from Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is free through the week, but Saturday visitors can get in with a donation of $1, a can of food or a nonperishable food item. All Saturday donations will go to the Manna Pantry at the HOPE center.

Nichols Intermediate students opened their minds to create six original scarecrows to place on display. Each sculpture was designed by two students. Their works of art, as well as those by individuals, businesses and nonprofits, will be featured as well.

Moak said it is not too late to enter. Businesses, organizations, churches and families can enter a scarecrow for $5, individuals can enter for $2 and schools participate for free.

Participants must fill out an entry form that can be found on its Facebook page “Cherokee County Texas Scarecrow Trail” or by calling Moak at 903-752-1331.

Photos of scarecrows from the past two years may be seen on the Cherokee County Texas Scarecrow Trail Facebook page.

“This has become a highly anticipated event each fall,” Moak said. “It’s a chance for those who enter to show off their creativity, and a wonderful way to spend time strolling among the scarecrows and enjoying fall weather at our beautiful arboretum.”

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