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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2017

Scarecrows are here again with 111 entries in!

A wonderful response once again from the good folks of the village so we are looking forward to another great weekend of fun and fundraising for the benefit of our village.

Please remember to call in church on Monday 12 June between 7.30 and 8.30pm to collect your Scarecrow pack.

The Community Centre are opening up and there will be lots to see including displays showing the work being done on the Terraced Gardens at Rivington as well as an update on Blackrod’s Neighbourhood Plan.  Do call in and have a look as you explore the village – there will be volunteers to answer any questions you may have.

The programme is still only £2 and shows all the locations of the scarecrows, a map, a free raffle ticket – 3 cash prizes – 1st prize £100.  Better odds than the Lottery so do buy one – you only need 1 per family and you can use it on both days!!!  Bargain.  The proceeds of the programme pay for the festival and we give the rest away to a project in the village. They are available from church, some of the shops in the village and over the weekend from selling points opposite the chemist’s, near Barn Acre and near the Cheethams.

Blackrod Primary School are open on Saturday 1st and the Church School are open both days – 1st and 2nd.  The Owls Nursery are open on 1st and the Methodist Church are open both days.  So plenty of food available!

Do you buy large plastic “pop” bottles?  If so we need 48 empty ones which we can fill with water to secure our new gazebos in case there is a hurricane during the festival!  Just leave them near the front door at 6 Nightingale Road anytime from now on – many thanks.

Are you a budding photographer?  Perhaps you could help to cover an area of the village taking shots for our gallery on St Katharine’s website?  Again just contact Jean on 691575.  If you are an amateur then you could also enter the festival photographic competition with a chance to win £100.

Remember the Blackrod Art Class have their annual exhibition on at the Library from 3rd June so call in and maybe treat yourself to an original artwork.