“We did it again. It is such an honour to be counted among such significant and prestigious events.”
Marilyn Morris, Head Scarecrow Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival.
Meaford’s Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival continues to be recognized as an
event that excels within the festivals and events industry. The award-winning event has
been named to the 2018 Festivals Events Ontario’s (FEO) Top 100 list. Winners of the
prestigious award were announced on Friday, March 2, during the FEO Annual
Conference in Hamilton.
“We did it again,” says Head Scarecrow Marilyn Morris. “When I look at the list of
winners, I feel honoured that ours is counted among significant and prestigious events
such as Sainte Marie Among the Hurons First Light Festival, Fergus’s colourful Scottish
Festival, Niagara’s Wine Festival, Doors Open Ontario, Toronto’s Caribbean Festival,
Kitchener-Waterloo’s Oktoberfest. Five years in a row….wow.”
Each year, the invasion’s executive member, Mary Solomon, compiles media releases,
brochures, photos, and supporting documents and submits them to a panel of
independent judges for review. Friday’s announcement of the Top 100 award is a timely
one as the executive and volunteers gear up for the 22nd annual invasion and family
festival. This year’s scarecrows are expected to hit the streets early September and
linger well into October. The popular parade and festival are scheduled for Friday,
For information, contact Helen Solmes, Promotions Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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