Build-a-scarecrow day at Vail library |

Build-a-scarecrow day at Vail library

Vail Daily staff report
Special to the Vail DailyKids who come to the Vail library's Build-a-scarecrow day can bring their own clothes and accessories to personalize their scarecrows or to use those supplies

VAIL, Colorado –The Vail Library will sponsor build-a-scarecrow day from 1 to 3 on Saturday in the community room of the Vail Library. Children can form teams or work independently. Families may enjoy building 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 kids under age 3 due to small parts that are used, everyone is welcome. Kids 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, to mention a few.

“We hope to provide a way for families to enjoy an autumn afternoon at the town of Vail Public Library,” said librarian Lori Barnes. “Build-a-scarecrow day is a way to bring the families in … and to celebrate their library.”

“We’ve been busy gathering old discarded jeans and long sleeve shirts from town of Vail employees. The Thrifty Shoppe of Edwards is generously donating their ‘rejects’, as well,” said Ann Sinton, also of the Vail Library. “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.”

The scarecrows will decorate the library through mid November, “sometimes as imposing characters, sometimes comical, but always impressive to visitors and regulars who come into the library,” Barnes said.

For more information, call 970-479-2179.

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