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Scarecrows invade Sedgefield for festival
6:23pm Sunday 2nd September 2012 in News
AN invasion of scarecrows took over a County Durham village as it hosted its first scarecrow festival over the weekend.
The streets of Sedgefield were dotted with a variety of scarecrows and maps were on hand to guide visitors round the displays.
Maxine Robinson, an event organiser, said: “It has been a real success.
“We had been to Appleton Wiske and Bishop Middleham which ran scarecrow competitions and we were asked to run one in Sedgefield.
“My husband Coun John Robinson, is mayor of Sedgefield, and we decided to use the festival to raise money for the Butterwick Hospice and other local groups.
“We had 35 scarecrows in the village which were spread across 29 homes and one business.”
Visitors to Sedgefield were able to vote for their favourite scarecrow with Ray and Angela Manning’s Jack and the Beanstalk voted the best.
Unfortunately several scarecrows were stolen overnight between Saturday and Sunday
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