Scarecrow festival returns to village

Man and his dog Scarecrow The Green, in Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID
Man and his dog Scarecrow The Green, in Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID
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Visitors to a village are enjoying a colourful treat this week – complete with the Minions, Edward Scissorhands and the X Factor.

Scarecrows galore, based on the stars of the stage and screen, are on show in Easington Village.

Scarecrow in St Mary's Close Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Scarecrow in St Mary's Close Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

The third annual Easington Village Scarecrow Festival runs until this Sunday and organiser Alice Morton said: “So far, we have got 27 entries and we do expect more.”

Among the many characters on show are Worzel Gummidge and Spider-Man.

Alice said: “It is fabulous to look at and it is amazing what people can make.

“We have Minions who have been made out of a hay bale.”

Mr McGregor's Garden, scarecrow in Easington Village with Irene Haddick. Picture by FRANK REID

Mr McGregor's Garden, scarecrow in Easington Village with Irene Haddick. Picture by FRANK REID

Alice told how organising the festival begins in January and comes to a height in August and September.

Alice, who is also a village Rainbow and Brownie leader and a member of the St Mary’s PCC, said: “This is the third year that we have had this and we hope that it is established now.

“I think it is a feature which will forever be held in the second week of September in the village.”

People can still enter the competition as long as they do so by Friday.

Where's is the mole Scarecrow Stockton Road,  Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Where's is the mole Scarecrow Stockton Road, Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

After that, judges will pick the best from the fantastic line-up.

As part of this year’s competition it is hoped to raise money for St Mary’s Church restoration fund. Judging will take place on September 12 and prizes will be handed out on September 13 at Seaton Holme.

Half of each of the £1 entry fees will go towards the restoration fund.

To find out more, contact Alice on 07837 035008.

A Scarecrow Thorpe Road, Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

A Scarecrow Thorpe Road, Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

People can also pick up a map from Village News, in Low Row, which indicates where the scarecrows are.

A Scarecrow Thorpe Road, Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

A Scarecrow Thorpe Road, Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Rosemary Lane Nursery scene scarecrow in Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Rosemary Lane Nursery scene scarecrow in Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Pirate Paul scarecrow in Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Pirate Paul scarecrow in Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

A Scarecrow Thorpe Road, Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

A Scarecrow Thorpe Road, Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Pirate Paul scarecrow in Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Pirate Paul scarecrow in Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

A scarecrow at St. Mary's Close Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID

A scarecrow at St. Mary's Close Easington Village. Picture by FRANK REID