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Build-a-Scarecrow Day at Vail Library

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyThe Build-A-Scarecrow Day returns to the Vail Library Saturday.

VAIL, Colorado –The Vail Public Library will sponsor Build-A-Scarecrow Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the community room of the library. Children can form teams or work independently. Families can build a scarecrow together. Participants are welcome to bring their own clothes and accessories to personalize their scarecrows, or to use those supplied. Adults are welcome to try their hand, even if they aren’t with a child. Although the event is not for children under-age 3 due to small parts that are used, everyone is welcome and the younger folks (under six years old) must be accompanied by an adult.

The scarecrows will be judged by Vail Mayor Dick Cleveland and local art teachers Deborah Bolon-Feeney and Maren Schwartz. Judging will take place and prizes will be awarded at a later date. There are many categories of awards, such as scariest, most humorous, and most personality.

“We hope to provide a way for families to enjoy an autumn afternoon at the town of Vail Public Library,” said town librarian, Lori A. Barnes. “Build-a-scarecrow day is a way to bring the families in to help decorate with their scarecrow creations and to celebrate their library. The library has been closed recently for radio frequency identification tagging, electrical work and machine installation. We want local families to know we welcome them into the library, and that we are back to regular hours.”

The library staff has been busy gathering discarded jeans and long sleeve shirts from town of Vail employees for the Build-a-Scarecrow Day. The Eagle Valley Rummage Sale and the Thrifty Shoppe of Edwards donated items, as well.

“You’ve heard that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. Well, for this annual event, one person’s trash is another’s art,” said Ann Sinton, also of the library.

The Scarecrows will decorate the library through mid November.

For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit

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