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4th Annual Scarecrow Contest

It’s almost time for the Annual DCHS Scarecrow Contest! Last year far surpassed our record number of votes, with the first place scarecrow, DAC Diva made by the Developmental Achievement Center, earning over 1,200 votes alone.

The scarecrow contest is open to any groups, classes, businesses, clubs, families, or individuals. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive prizes.

Scarecrows will be displayed on the lawn next to the Douglas County Historical Society. Please note that the lawn is exposed to the Minnesota weather, which often includes wind and potential snow.

Scarecrows must be display ready and family friendly! There are ten posts available on the lawn on a first come, first serve basis to make set-up easier. There is a $5 entry fee per scarecrow, with the total split among winners.

Drop off times are business days October 11-22 , 10am-4pm.

Voting will be held via phone, email, in-person at DCHS, and on our website (dchsmn.org) from October 25-30.

Winners will be announced on Halloween.

2021 Scarecrow Contest Flyer DCHS

(Family friendly means: No foul/questionable/rude/charged language, no hate language, no rude/inappropriate body parts, no excessive gore, no political advertising (scarecrows are on 501c3 property!), no bullying, etc. If you have a question, please ask! Thank you!)

Contact The Douglas County Historical Society:
320-762-0382
historic@dchsmn.org
1219 Nokomis St., Alexandria, MN 56308

Scarecrows from previous years:

9 – Harry the Fisherman, made by the Legacy of the Lakes Museum
8 – Sandy, made by the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
7 – Trapper John, made by Runestone Museum volunteers
6 – DAC Diva, made by everyone at the Douglas County Developmental Achievement Center
5 – Peggy Sue made by County Line Ramblers 4H Club
4 – Slender Man, made by Danny Sieve, Ginger Maynard, Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors
3 – Oscar, made by Cental Lakes Chiropractic Clinic
2 – Jim Clover, made by the Lake Mary Troopers 4H Club
1 – Betsy Clover, made by the Lake Mary Troopers 4H Club
Scarecrow #4, Marg made by the Runestone Museum!
Scarecrow #4, Marg made by the Runestone Museum!

Scarecrow #3, Grandma Dolly made by Real Estate by Jo, LLC!
Scarecrow #3, Grandma Dolly made by Real Estate by Jo, LLC!
Scarecrow #1, All-Star Babe Ruth made by Chandler Barrett!
Scarecrow #1, All-Star Babe Ruth made by Chandler Barrett!
Scarecrow #7, Boo-thany from Bethany! Made by Bethany on the Lake, Long Term Care.
Scarecrow #7, Boo-thany from Bethany! Made by Bethany on the Lake, Long Term Care.
Scarecrow #2, J.C. made by The Alexandria Jaycees!
Scarecrow #2, J.C. made by The Alexandria Jaycees!
Scarecrow #5, Shrek made by Amy Christopherson State Farm.
Scarecrow #5, Shrek made by Amy Christopherson State Farm.
Scarecrow #6, Wanda Wild made by Bethany Adult Day Services!
Scarecrow #6, Wanda Wild made by Bethany Adult Day Services!

SCARECROW 2 BY SOME OTHER PEOPLE
SCARECROW 1 BY PEOPLE