Scarecrow fest in haul of medals

The Scarecrow Trail in Boston Spa, Clifford and Thorp Arch has now come to an end.

The Scarecrow Trail in Boston Spa, Clifford and Thorp Arch has now come to an end.

A record number of 91 Scarecrows with the theme of ‘Sporting Legends’ were on display from July 4-12, and 848 trail maps were sold.

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buyers of the maps had an opportunity to vote for their favourite scarecrows and to identify each of the characters from the world of sport, with prizes for the most correct answers for the latter.

“The weather was reasonable, and it was great to see so many people out and about in the villages,” said David Watts, the organiser of the event.

The event raised money for Boston Spa-based Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Aimee Hayhurst, representing Martin House, said: “We are so grateful - the donation will make such a difference to the families we support, especially at this time when they are feeling very vulnerable.” 

The winners of the best scarecrow were as follows -

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Boston Spa - Private/individual: 1 – Giant Haystacks & Big Daddy- Pippa Sterne; 2 – Paul Gascoigne -Rob & Jody Antich; 3 – Tour de Yorkshire - Stephen, Alison, Dan, Ben Talboy; 4 – Mohamed Ali - Wilson & Hugie Clelland.

Clifford - Private/individual: 1 –Tiger Woods - The Burton Family; 2 – Nadia Comaneci – The Reading Family.

Thorp Arch - Private/individual: 1 – Marcelo Bielsa – The Gilligans; 2 – Eddie the Eagle – Zoe Ziegler.

Community/organisation: 1 – Torvil & Dean, St Edwards School Year 6 Children; 2 – Olympic Heroes, St Mary’s School – Year 6 Children.

Environmental winners - the most recycled scarecrow - West Oaks School & St Mary’s School.

A list of the winners is now on display in Boston Spa Shops.

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