Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation to host ninth annual “Scarecrows in the Park” contest Oct. 12-28
Fort Myers, FL, Aug. 13, 2018 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation invites the community to participate in its ninth annual “Scarecrows in the Park” competition during the Lakes Park Fall Festival, planned for Oct. 12-28 at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.
Local businesses, community members, organizations, elementary, middle, and high schools, and youth groups such as Scouts and 4-H can join the contest fun by fashioning custom-made scarecrows to be displayed at Lakes Park during the festival.
Proceeds will benefit the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, supporting enhancements to the beauty and experience of Lakes Park, including the continued development of the Children’s Garden. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories by a team of celebrity judges at the Scarecrows VIP Party on Saturday, Oct. 13. Fall Festival attendees will vote for their favorites in the People’s Choice competition. People’s Choice winners will be announced the last week of the Festival.
Foundation board member and fundraising chair Tara Molloy said the Fall Festival is a longtime family favorite and she has watched it grow.
“Even last year’s event had over 50,000 visitors, which was amazing considering the park had just reopened days before because of Hurricane Irma,” Molloy said. “The youth groups and sponsors did an exceptional job and this year‘s festival should be even bigger and more exciting.”
Teachers, scout troop leaders, business sponsors, and anyone else interested in participating is encouraged to visit www.lakespark.org or email Foundation Executive Director Erin White at INFO@LakesPark.org. Those who sign up will be placed on a mailing list for Scarecrows-related communications, including official application, sponsor/builder match-ups, deadlines and build schedules, and any other related communications.