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Ruthann Noble

March 13. 2013 – Ruthann Noble’s energetic presence and decorating prowess is renowned in Meaford. Nowhere has that been more evident than in her role as Chair of Decorating of our much loved scarecrow invasion. After four years at the helm of the Decorating Committee, sadly Ruthann is retiring. We commend her for her enthusiastic


Scarecrow clothing needed

Can You Help? We are in need of clothes Long pants (jeans and overalls). Not too large as it takes too much stuffing. Long sleeve colorful shirts Bright scarves, patches and ties. Any of the above can be dropped off at the Meaford Chamber Office.


Meaford BIA

The Meaford Business Improvement Area (BIA) is our oldest sponsor. In fact, the idea for a scarecrow invasion originated with a BIA member. The mandate of the BIA is to improve its business area by improving the infrastructure with decorations, summer flowers, decorative banners, or through promotion of events that bring people into the business


Scarecrow Business Competition tips

We asked former winners and judges for some decorating tips. Tip 1 Save old clothes. When it comes to dressing, they are clothes horses. Tip 2 Let your imagination go wild and just start. It is amazing what wonders you will create. Tip 3 Make it a party. Gather your friends, your customers, your family


Business categories, criteria and prizes

The Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival Business Competition has three categories: Outdoor Display Indoor Display Window Display And of course: The Best of the Best chosen from the winners of the other categories. Entries are judged on: Originality Creativity & Effort Use of Natural Products The judges recommend that you try and incorporate the purpose