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Create a life-size scarecrow at annual event

October 8, 2010

KOKOMO, Ind. – Show off your craft skills while supporting student scholarships at the annual Build-A-Scarecrow Fall Festival sponsored by the Indiana University Kokomo Staff Council. Straw-stuffers will be able to create life-size scarecrows on Saturday, October 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind Hunt Hall.

For only $10 per person, participants will receive clothing, accessories, and straw to fashion a scarecrow character of their choosing – from traditional to scary. These will make a fine festive fall decoration for anyone’s yard or front porch. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with the projects.

All proceeds benefit the staff council, which raises money for student scholarships, campus improvements, and projects to benefit the surrounding communities. Last year, this event raised nearly $1,500.

Other activities include a horse-drawn hayride, face painting, fall crafts, and a variety of food will be available for purchase, including chicken and noodles, Mexican fare, and kettle corn. Reservations are not necessary. In case of rain, the event will take place in the parking garage on the south side of Rebecca Lane.

For more information, contact Bev Ringeisen at (765) 455-9203, or by e-mail at beanring@iuk.edu.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 08/07/2014