Suwanee holding scarecrow contest at Harvest Farm

SUWANEE -- By the end of October, there won't be a crow brave enough to go near Suwanee's Harvest Farm.

The community garden on White Street Park has opened up its grounds for a communitywide scarecrow contest, with residents invited to place their own unique scarecrows along its perimeter fence through Oct. 21. Those with plots at the garden may post scarecrows on their plots.

After judging on Oct. 22, prizes from local businesses will be awarded to winners in categories like scariest, funniest and most creative.

A similar competition was held at Harvest Farm last year, but was only open to gardeners.

"About 10 gardeners participated in the competition last year," Suwanee spokeswoman Lynne DeWilde said.

"This year, by opening the competition to the community, the Harvest Farm managing board hopes that more scarecrows will take up residence at the community garden."

Harvest Farm is located in White Street Park at 752 White St. in Suwanee.

Scarecrows will remain on display through Nov. 13. After that, individuals may pick up their entries.

For more information, email Kim Thompson at kimdthompson@bellsouth.net or call 678-644-5793.