Scarecrow Festival in Surrey helps seniors who love to act

Businesses in community coming together to create themed scarecrows to raise money for the Society of Versatile Entertainers

Art’s Nursery kicks off its Scarecrow Festival this Saturday (Sept. 19) in Surrey. The festival

Art’s Nursery kicks off its Scarecrow Festival this Saturday (Sept. 19) in Surrey. The festival

SURREY — They may not have brains but these scarecrows make up for it with their quirky personalities.

On Saturday (Sept. 19), Art’s Nursery kicks off its Scarecrow Festival during an all-day event featuring hayrides, kids crafts, local vendors, fall inspired foods and over-the-top scarecrows unlike any you may have seen before.

Businesses in the community are coming together to create themed scarecrows to raise money for the Society of Versatile Entertainers, a senior citizens acting group that is dedicated to entertaining seniors.

The Versatiles will be on site Saturday in full costume depicting this year’s theme, Wizard of Oz.

Activities will include a scarecrow scavenger hunt and a build-a-crow station. Kids will get a chance to create their own to take home; they just need to bring some old clothes and their imaginations.

Scarecrow building will be available to the public every weekend until Oct. 24.

The event also includes speakers who will discuss everything from fall decor to autumn planters. Brian Minter will be the special guest.

To find out how your business can sponsor a scarecrow, or to check the Scarecrow Festival’s full schedule, visit Artsnursery.com.

Art’s Nursery is located at 8940 192 St. in Surrey.

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