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On The Mark: Scarecrows bring a fall flair to Cromwell

 

September 25, 2020

Ann Markusen

Laurie Johnson, muni employee and competition creator, created a socially distanced group of drinkers for the Cromwell scarecrow competition.

If you've driven through Cromwell this past week, you'll have glimpsed the 10 scarecrows lining the main street downtown. Because the usually annual Harvest Fest had to be canceled, the Cromwell Area Community Club dreamed up a scarecrow competition as a fun way to lift spirits and capture a piece of the festival.

The scarecrows had to be mounted by Sept. 17. The club was delighted to find 10 scarecrows. "They liven up the town," said Tracey Goranson, one of the organizers. She and her sister, Lynn Odegaard, decorated every available pole with corn stalks and pumpkins donated by Dave and Je...



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