Scarecrows representing schools, businesses and organizations were displayed Oct. 2 through Nov. 3 in Historic Downtown Acworth.
Scarecrow builders paid a $10 fee and were provided a bag of hay and three stakes. Each scarecrow had to represent the group building it, and the presentation had to be family-friendly.
Mayor Tommy Allegood and city staff selected winners of the competition in three categories: Best Overall (Scarecrow is extremely well constructed, represents the theme and stands out above all participants), Most Creative (Scarecrow goes above and beyond in creativity based on design, materials used and staging), and Mayor’s Choice (Mayor Tommy Allegood reviews all entries and selects his favorite).
The winning scarecrows are:
• Best Overall: Henry’s Louisiana Grill
• Most Creative: Acworth Young Aldermen
• Mayor’s Choice: Acworth Achievers