Scarecrow Days continuing in Old Town through October

       Thirty-three scarecrows were on display in Old Colorado City for a judging Oct. 2, and there could be several more after the “Decorate a Scarecrow” kids' event Saturday, Oct. 9 in Old Town Plaza.

Some of the scarecrows outside Old Colorado City businesses (clockwise from left): Amazing World, Rocky Mountain Styles, Westside Laundry, Dat's Italian, and Simpich Showcase. In all, 33 handmade creations in straw were put out on on view by Oct. 2. Shoppers can vote for their favorites at participating stores through Oct. 31.
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       The activity will be from noon to 4 p.m. in the Old Town Plaza at Colorado Avenue and 25th Street.
       It is one of several involving the public during the 14th annual Scarecrow Days promotion by the Historic District Merchants (HDM) of Old Colorado City.
       Scarecrow-making materials will be provided. There is no charge.
       Afterward any creations will be put on display in the plaza, according to Nancy Stovall of HDM.
       “It's a fun thing,” she said. “People can bring their kids down, dress a scarecrow and have fun with it. We'll put them up around the plaza throughout the month, and there will be prizes for the kids.”
       Upcoming the following two Saturdays, Oct. 16 and 23, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., will be a new Scarecrow Days event this year called “Kids in the Kabin - Spooky Stories.” Children, who need to be accompanied by adults, are invited to the Garvin Cabin in Bancroft Park, where Halloween-themed stories will be told. Storytellers are from the Old Colorado City History Center and the Old Colorado City Library. The event is free, and people can drop in during stories or wait till a new one starts.
       Continuing public activities are a coloring contest and a chance to vote for favorite scarecrows in a citizen juding (look for participating stores).

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