How scary can you make your Leap scarecrow?

Posted on: 10th October, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

The Leap Scarecrow Festival returns on October 20, running until October 31.

This year the organisers aim to spread the fun and laughter a bit further by inviting everyone in West Cork to get creative and enter their Scarecrow Competition – individuals, families, schools, artists, community groups, etc. – the more the merrier.

The rules are simple. Make a sturdy scarecrow that can withstand Irish weather (recyclable materials preferred). Bring your scarecrow to Leap Post Office (opening soon) from October 20-25 to register – you will be given a number to attach to your scarecrow and you will be advised on where to place him/her. This quirky little festival began last year as just a small idea but grew beyond all of the organiser’s expectations. “It was such a great success because absolutely everyone got involved,” says Kathleen Woumans of the Leap Development Committee. “It brought great community spirit, put a smile on everyone’s face, got creative juices flowing and slowed down traffic! We also managed to raise some money, some of which was donated to local schools.”

Registration for the Scarecrow Competition is free of charge. Fundraising in other ways will take place over the festival by means of events, collection buckets, raffle tickets and postcards. All monies raised will go to the development of a public picnic area by Myross Wood entrance in Leap village.

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