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Vail library’s scarecrows win awards

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily

VAIL – Vail’s library hosted scarecrow building day Saturday. More than 50 people turned out to assemble artistic, life-sized creatures. The artists came as teams, mostly families, and out of the 17 scarecrows were built.

“These pseudo folks now grace the halls of the Vail Public Library, greeting all who enter, and even frightening some”, says Lori Ann Barnes, town librarian.

Vail Mayor Dick Cleveland and two local art teachers, Deborah Bolon-Feeney from Red Sandstone Elementary School and Maren Schwartz from Vail Mountain School, judged the scarecrows. They have awarded a designation for each of the creative scarecrows, placed ribbons on all of them, and have also named an “over-all” winner.

“It was a difficult decision for us three judges, as there were many terrific designs, ” says Cleveland.

This year’s overall winning entry was built by the Byrne Team. The Scarecrow’s name is Coach Stripp.

“As I understand it,” adds Cleveland, “not one crow has been reported anywhere near the Vail Public Library since the scarecrows took up residence.”

The Scarecrows will be on display at the Town of Vail Public Library through Nov. 3.

For more information, call the Vail library at 970-479-2179.

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