Scarecrow Festival 2013

A summary of the Scarecrow Festival event from 2013.

There were 100 plus scarecrows on display at various business addresses around the town, from 28th June to 14th July when a selection on display at The Rotary site at The Wilmslow Show ground on Sunday 14th July. The entries will be judged from public reactions to find the top four entries from The Business section and the local shop keepers and The Schools.

With the fantastic weather The Wilmslow Show was a huge success and The club ws there with the float and two gazebos in which were displayed a selection of scarecrows from the entrants who volunteered to bring their creations to the show.

Here are a few shots taken on the day

District Governor Rtn. Derek Newman paid us a visit.

Here with Club President Rtn. Mike Ramsden

And the Band was there


The highlight of the Scarecrow Festival is The Parade round the town the weekend before, by The Batala Drumming Band and the Rotary 12 foot Scarecrows Rotary Robin and Rotary Rosie, bringing up the rear.

This was held on the Saturday 6th July when we were blessed with fantastic weather,

Here is a picture of The Batala Drumming Band Group

and a few pictures of them in action




Rotary Robin and Rotary Rosie bring up the rear





Big aren't they?


One of the entries, alongside The Rotary Float





The winners of The Best Business Scarecrow Competition have been announced.

1st. Place The 7ft. Gingerbread man called Ben,

created by Sarah Lincoln

Associate Solicitor at Meredith Solicitors, Water Lane.


Here is BEN

and here pictured is Sarah Lincoln receiving

The Rotary Scarecrow Festival Trophy and winners Certifiate from Rotary President Mike Ramsden


2nd. Place Multi-York

3rd. Place Yorkshire Building Society

4th. Place HSBC


In The Schools Competition

1st. Place, A Shepherd and his lamb by

Wilmslow Methodist Pre School.

Here is a nice picture.



2nd. Place, Alderley Edge Community Primary School.

3rd. Place, Gorsey Bank Primary School.

4th. Place, Claremont Kids Unlimited Nursery.



The Rotary Scarecrow Raffle results

The winner of the first prize in the Scarecrow Raffle was Kathy Taylor of Wilmslow

She won the 4 day holiday in a luxury chalet in the Yorkshire Dales, donated by Natural Retreats of Water Lane, Wilmslow

Here picured is Kathy receiving from Donna Wan of Natural Retreats , the holiday voucher with Rotary President Mike Ramsden standing by.


The other Raffle prize winners were

2nd prize: an Amazon Kindle, James Hanson

3rd Prize: 6 bottles of wine , Mrs MacFarlane

4th Prize: a large Teddy Bear, Mandy Salem

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