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Posted on Sep 24, 2015

Scarecrows to again liven up Quincy businesses

Staff report
The Quincy Business Association invites the community to join other local businesses that will be creating scarecrows to decorate the town for the month of October.
Scarecrows can represent a business or follow a sports or Halloween theme. Or they can be a superhero or just a favorite person or character. The business association encourages people to use their creativity.
The association also asks that scarecrows be put up the week of Oct. 1 to show a community-wide effort.
If you would like to participate, but do not have a store front or an area to place your scarecrow, the association can place the scarecrow in an appropriate spot downtown.
Some scarecrow tips are:
wUse PVC, rebar or wood to assemble the skeleton.
wDo not stuff with hay, which can cause mold issues. Use plastic bags, balloons, empty containers or jugs, packing pellets, etc.
wFor the head, the association recommends a plastic pumpkin, Styrofoam or a burlap bag.
wPlace your scarecrow in a spot where it will be safe from the elements, as it will be up for a month.
wKeep those scarecrows clean or the public to enjoy.
For more information contact Sunshine Didra at the Quincy Valley Post-Register, 787-4511; or Molly Richardson at Edward Jones, 787-4347.

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