The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


September 15, 2013

Sharpsville Scaring up fall fun with scarecrow contest

SHARPSVILLE — Sharpsville is bringing out the good, the bad, and the ugly this October.

The borough joins longtime October celebrants, Greenville and Grove City, in sprucing up their downtowns for the fall season.

Sharpsville council has invited residents and business owners to display a homemade scarecrow outside their homes and businesses by Oct. 12 as part of its plan to dress up the community.

“We have a good business community in Sharpsville,” said Ken Robertson, borough manager. “This is just another reason for people to come to Sharpsville.”

Although this may be the first time Sharpsville celebrates October with a contest of scarecrows, Greenville and Grove City have been putting on a show for years with scarecrows, parades, vendors and arts and crafts events.

This year, Greenville will feature its businesses’ and families’ homemade scarecrows in the flower boxes along Main Street.

Greenville planners usually celebrate with scarecrows in the park, but this year – for the borough’s 175th anniversary – decided to spruce up their downtown for the week leading up the Oktoberfest/Halloween parade Oct. 26.

Grove City’s Chamber of Commerce awards prizes for the best scarecrow Oct. 12 at its fall festival in Memorial Park.

Sharpsville will reward the business displaying the mayor’s favorite scarecrow with prizes from local donors, including tickets to the last home football game of the Blue Devils.

Mayor Alex Kovach will check out the scarecrows as he’s driving around town, and the winner will be announced in late October.

More than a dozen Sharpsville businesses have already committed to the competition.

“We’re hearing what people are going to do, but no one is giving away their secrets,” Robertson said.

The entire staff at Rollinson’s Hair and Tanning Boutique, 22 E. Shenango St., is involved in getting the shop ready for the competition.

The only detail workers would fork up is that their scarecrow will appear to be getting a manicure.

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