Monday, September 26, 2011

The Yelloween Scarecrow Project

Introducing The Yelloween Scarecrow Project. The concept is to create a Scarecrow that will be installed in the flagpole holes in the sidewalk during the Yelloween season. The project is open to anyone: businesses, artists, crafters, students, non-profits. Businesses and non-profits can sponsor an “artist” to create a Scarecrow to depict their business or organization or individuals can simply do one themselves.

The Scarecrow creator will receive the structural elements and can then design their Scarecrow. The Scarecrows will go up in mid-October and remain through Yelloween. The Yelloween Scarecrow Project is a unique Yellow Springs project that shows our creativity and brings with it the opportunity for regional and national press.

If your business wishes to sponsor a Scarecrow or if you wish to create a Scarecrow:

I will provide the structure (a post and cross-member) on which the sculpture will be built at cost ($20). All other supplies will be provided by the creator or sponsor. You can be your own Scarecrow artist or find a community member to create your Scarecrow. We will be putting out a call to artists also so there will be a list of interested creators. If you don't have a flagpole hole in front of your business, the Village will put one in or we can come up with another way to display. Display it front of your location from October 14 through November 1.

To participate or discuss contact Bob Swaney at

Bob Swaney
Corner Cone
Jailhouse Suites
Veterinary Alternatives

Photo (submitted by Carol Culbertson): Thanks to a generous monetary gift from Bob Swaney, sixth grade students at Mills Lawn School have been working alongside their teachers, Vickie Hitchcock, Sarah Amin and Jody Pettiford to create six scarecrows for the Yelloween Scarecrow Project. The students of Mills Lawn designed the scarecrows to showcase the MLS Skills For Life curriculum which focuses upon respect, cooperation, honesty, responsibility, and personal best. ILE teacher, Carol Culbertson coordinated the project and is anxious to see them hung at the Corner Cone during the month of October.

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