‘Scarecrow’ start postponed to Sept. 20

       The “celebrity judging” to kick off Scarecrow Days in Old Colorado City has been postponed from Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 20, giving participants more time to create scarecrows and get them in front of stores.
       There is also an attempt to broaden the multi-week promotional event by the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) merchants group this year, at least in terms of scarecrow decorating. “Schools, churches and organizations are welcome to build and decorate their very own scarecrows and have them featured in Old Colorado City,” explains a Scarecrow Days press release. Such entries will be featured at the four intersections on Colorado Avenue (24th to 27th Street), with Old Town shoppers invited to vote for their favorites through Saturday, Oct. 4.
       For more information about entering a community scarecrow, call the Zeal Group, which handles marketing for the OCCA, at 388-8993.
       In past years, 40 or more handmade scarecrows have typically shown up outside stores or at intersections during the fall.
       Coming up for Scarecrow Days Saturday, Sept. 27 is Art On the Avenue (various free art activities) and A Taste of Old Colorado City (a chance to try, for $20 a person, samples of food from several Old Town restaurants). Another annual Scarecrow event is the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Saturday, Oct. 4, at which area growers will vie for the honor of the biggest pumpkin.

Westside Pioneer/press release