The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


September 15, 2013

Sharpsville Scaring up fall fun with scarecrow contest



“We’re all set with costumes, we just have to figure out the semantics,” said stylist Georgia Frye.

Waltz Consultants, 116 N. Mercer Ave., presented the idea for the friendly competition to borough council in August.

“Council thought it was a great idea,” Robertson said. “Anything that encourages community involvement.”

Mourine Rodgers of Waltz said the firm sent letters to local businesses about three weeks ago and at least a dozen responded.

“Everyone that called back said they are excited,” she said.

Rodgers said word of mouth is spreading through town.

“We even had businesses who didn’t get the letter ask us if they could compete,” she said.

Rodgers said this is something Waltz wants to do every year from now on.

“This is exciting for the community,” she said. “The more the merrier.”

“We want to keep it all about the community,” she said.

Employees have “tossed around” ideas for their display, but are being tight-lipped about it, even though Rodgers said Waltz won’t be eligible for the Mayor’s Award.

“We’re interested to see what people come up with,” she said. “We are going to do something related to our business.”

Robertson said people should get their scarecrows out now.

“It will be a nice attraction for the town,” he said. “This will be good for all of us.”          






These communities have announced their fall and Halloween events. The Herald will publish trick-or-treat hours closer to Halloween on its community pages. E-mail information to:


Register for scarecrow contest at:

Set up homemade scarecrows in downtown flower boxes on Oct. 19.

Trick-or-treat, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, followed by Oktoberfest/Halloween parade at 4 p.m. on Main Street.

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