One of Meaford’s newest businesses, Howard Florist and Greenhouses on Margaret Street, has won double honours in this year’s business competition for the best outdoor scarecrow display and the people’s choice award.
Each year, the Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival invites businesses in the municipality to create scarecrow displays in one of three categories: indoor, outdoor and window displays. The displays are judged based on their originality, creativity, and effort. This year’s competition included a people’s choice category.
Winners of the business competition were announced during the invasion’s family festival on Sept. 30th and the winners were presented with plagues and gifts from the competition sponsors – Bayshore Broadcasting, Meaford Express, and Meaford Independent – during the Meaford Chamber’s After Five on Oct. 20th at the Meaford Museum. The grand prize winner was presented with the business competition mascot ‘Patches’, a large carved scarecrow that will take up residence in the business till next year’s winner is announced.
Winner of the window display and grand prize winner, Muxlow’s Pharmacy with an honourable mention for Kerry’s Computer and Music. Award presented to Kari Cowan for Kerry’s Computers and Music
Winner of the indoor display, Rice’s Home Hardware. Award presented to Don Marritt of Rice’s Home Hardware.
Winner of the outdoor display and people’s choice award, Howard Florist and Greenhouses with an honourable mention for Christ Church Anglican. Gordon Howard accepted the award for Howard Florist and Greenhouses. John Howard accepted for Christ Church Anglican
Article and pictures by Helen Solmes