RESIDENTS in Church Hill have launched their very own Scarecrow Hunt and Competition for the Bank Holiday weekend of August 29-31.
The event, which is being sponsored by The Village Inn, Beoley, Straight from the Cow, The Hair Factory and Church Hill Chippy, is the brainchild of local resident Jane Ellis.
“I just thought we needed something to lift our spirits, due to all we’ve been through recently,” she said.
“It would be great to have as many people as possible make a scarecrow or take part in the scarecrow hunt.
“We think the event, which is free to enter, will bring the community together, whilst still maintaining social distancing obviously.
“We have a great team bringing all this together.
“We’ve had some fabulous prizes donated by a lot of generous organisations throughout Redditch for the competition and raffle, and all donations and funds will go to a local charity.
“We are so grateful for all the support we have received so far.”
Borough Mayor Councillor Gareth Prosser will be judging some of the categories, and then those people taking part in the hunt will have the opportunity to vote for a People’s Choice category – with the creator of the winning scarecrow receiving a £100 cash prize, very kindly donated by The Village Inn, Beoley.
Local Coun Ann Isherwood said: “The talents and determination that the residents of Church Hill have to make things happen never cease to amaze me.
“Joining these wonderful women in the planning and execution of what promises to be a great event is indeed an honour and a privilege.”
The closing date to enter a scarecrow is Friday, August 14 and the hunt and competition is on Saturday and Sunday August 29-30.
For an entry form either go to the ‘Church Hill Scarecrow Hunt and Competition Weekend’ Facebook event, or email email@example.com.