Bayshore Broadcasting cruisers Courtney Garbutt and Ben Eppel (second and third from right) joined in an impromptu hootenanny with Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival volunteers and Browns’ Music duo Heather and Doug Brown during the first building workshop of the 2016 season on May 19th at the Harbour Pavilion. Work has started to build the scarecrows that will mark the 20th anniversary of the event. This year’s theme: Scarecrows Celebrate 20 Years with Music.
Bayshore Broadcasting cruisers Ben Eppel and Courtney Garbutt were given a behind-the-scenes, hands-on introduction to the Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival during the event’s first workshop of the season on May 19th at the Harbour Pavilion.
Ben and Courtney quickly learned that the best way to learn how one of the award-winning Festivals of Ontario Top 100 events comes together is to roll up their sleeves, dig in, and start stuffing. And what great sports they were, stopping only long enough to join in an impromptu hootenanny with Brown’s Music duo, Heather and Doug Brown, who treated workshop volunteers to music to work by.
Bayshore Broadcasting is one of the Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival’s sponsors.
The building workshops to create the 20th anniversary line-up of scarecrows continue throughout May and June at the Harbour Pavilion: Wednesday, May 25; Thursday, May 26; Wednesday, June 1; and Thursday, June 2. All May and June workshops are 9 a.m. till noon. Everyone welcome. Experienced volunteers will always be on hand to coach newcomers.
Thanks Helen Solmes for this great story and pictures.