The 21st Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival will be as grand an event as ever, thanks to the renewed support of the invasion’s dedicated sponsors and the support of four new sponsors, according to Head Scarecrow Marilyn Morris.
“It’s heart-warming to know that the municipality, businesses, and organizations recognize the value of the invasion and offer their sponsorship so willingly,” she said. “The executive and volunteers are hardworking individuals, but we could not pull off an event the quality and magnitude of the invasion without the financial support and donations in-kind from our sponsors.
“We have four new sponsors this year. Two area farmers, Scott Davidson and Wayne Foster, have offered to plant and grow the cornstalks we need to decorate the downtown area. Royal Lepage Location North has signed on as a financial sponsor. And videographer Russ Ellis of CTRE Productions is lending his creative skills to produce promotional material. They, in addition to our longterm sponsors – Metroland, Meaford Independent, Meaford Dairy Queen, Grandma Lambe’s, Meaford Chamber of Commerce, the Municipality of Meaford, the BIA, My Favorite Marketer, the Cooperators and Jeff Insurance and Financial Services, the Meaford Rotary Club, Rogers TV, and Bayshore Broadcasting – are vital to our success.”
Scarecrows will be proudly celebrating Canada’s150th when they appear early in September, decked in red and white, bearing marked resemblance to some of the great Canadians would have shaped Canadian culture, from the mid-1800s to recent times.
The big day event will be on Friday, September 29, with a parade on Sykes Street at 6 p.m. and family festival at the Rotary Harbour Pavilion at 6: 30 p.m.
Profiles on the 2017 sponsors of the Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival, will soon be on our website – www.scarecrowinvasion.ca