Vail Mayor and art teachers chose favorite scarecrow
Vail CO, Colorado
VAIL, Colorado ” Fifty-seven people turned out on Saturday for Build-a-Scarecrow Day at the Town of Vail Public Library. Teams of two-to-six people created 19 different scarecrows, each with its own unique character.
Judging took place Monday at the Library. Maren Schwartz, art teacher at Vail Mountain School, Deborah Bolan-Feeney, art teacher at Red Sandstone Elementary School and Vail Mayor Dick Cleveland served as the judges.
“The three judges had a difficult task as they pondered their decisions, discussing the many excellent scarecrows and debating their various attributes,” said Annie Sinton, Vail Public Library librarian.
The judges crowned the Ferzacca team ” Nina Ferzacca and Olivia Ferzacca ” the winner of the best over all scarecrow for their creation, Grandpa Frosty. Other noted catagories were “Most Complex,” “Most Sincere,” “Most Frightening,” “Most Brave,” “Most Competitive,” “Most Shy,” “Most Intelligent,” “Most Happy,” “Most Wise,” “Most Humorous,” “Most Relaxed,” “Most Original,” “Most Fashionable,” “Most Friendly,” “Most Character” and “Most Flexible.”
All scarecrows are on display at the Vail Library for the next four weeks as part of the “Artful Nature of the Word” events scheduled around the library’s 25th anniversary. The straw men can be seen peering out from the atrium or lounging in the library’s community room.
Prizes for participants included ice cream gift certificates, which were donated by Marble Slab in Vail, books donated by the Bookworm of Edwards, and other items. Participants may pick up their prizes at the library beginning today.
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