Birds better watch out as Stowmarket scarecrow trail could be an annual event

Major Beverley Robilliard and others with mayor of Stowmarket Barry Salmon and his wife Heather judg

Major Beverley Robilliard and others with mayor of Stowmarket Barry Salmon and his wife Heather judging the scarecrows. - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk town’s community scarecrow trail could become an annual event following a successful first edition.

Families visited White Cottage Farm in Stowmarket to enjoy the trail, organised by the town’s Salvation Army.

A range of scarecrows awaited them including traditional looking grandfathers to more modern designs.

Major Beverley Robilliard said: “We had a great weekend and everyone has put in a tremendous effort. This is the first scarecrow trail we have organised, we have been overwhelmed by the support and plan to make it an annual event.”

The winning scarecrows were judged by Mayor of Stowmarket, Barry Salmon.

First prize went to Kidz Klub’s creation Zacchaeus, second was Anne Gilbert’s Holiday Molly and third prize was Sandra Hampton’s Old Age.

The peoples’ choice was Queenie made by Thelma Tester. Over the weekend there was also a colouring competition and an open air Harvest Festival service with Salvation Army members and visitors.

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