September 24th, 2016

Visitors flocked to Forge Mill for the annual Scarecrow Day

Visitors flocked to Forge Mill for the annual Scarecrow Day Visitors flocked to Forge Mill for the annual Scarecrow Day
Updated: 3:44 pm, Sep 01, 2016

THERE was fun galore down at Forge Mill Needle Museum on Sunday for the centre’s annual scarecrow day.

The event saw the efforts of two special workshops come to fruition as a host of different scarecrow characters stood to attention to be judged by borough Mayor Councillor Joe Baker.

In addition there were lots of stalls selling plenty of local produce while a band played in the background to add to the ambience.

“I was delighted to go down to Forge Mill to do the judging – it’s such a great venue and the standard of entries in the scarecrow competition was amazing.

“The children had really put a lot of effort into their characters and luckily I was assisted by Couns Pat Witherspoon and Bill Hartnett to make a final choice.”

In the end ‘Postman Pat and his black and white cat Jess’ won followed closely by ‘Captain Recyclable’ and and ‘Lucy’.

“A great time was had by all,” said Coun Hartnett, the leader of Redditch borough council. “I even managed to buy some locally sourced honey to take to our twin town Gruchy next week.”

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