Scarecrow Invasion!

Scarecrows have invaded downtown Madison, CT in a competition sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Any business or community group could enter by creating a scarecrow that represented their organization and paying a nominal fee. Citizens vote on-line to select the best and proceeds will benefit the town library. I liked how they were all different. Here’s a sampling:

Mom taking a rest from looking at all the scarecrows. She’s wearing a sweater I made and gave to her.  

On my way back to NJ, I visited Gabi Coatsworth, blogger and contributor to Tangerine Tango: Women Writers Share Slices of Life.   I made sure to wear my color-appropriate sweater that I made years ago, not knowing it would become a great promotional garment. We had a good time sipping tea and chatting about the book!  


About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. ( I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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21 Responses to Scarecrow Invasion!

  1. Love the sweater and cute post!


  2. What a great idea for the town to do!


  3. Andrea Kelly says:

    What a fun contest! Such creativity!


  4. Great photos and I love that scarecrow idea!


  5. Let’s plan to meet all the bloggers. Love the sweater you made for your mom!


  6. I have always loved scarecrows. Great post. I love the sweater.


  7. Great scarecrows! Our Wild Weekly Photo Challenge encourages bloggers to head into the wild (or the backyard) and photograph something outdoors that they feel fits the weekly theme. Our current theme for this week is “Fall” and it looks like it would be right up your alley!


  8. danajoward says:

    Great photo’s of the scarecrows. I love the sweaters too! Nice post and good luck 😉


  9. Leah says:

    I love the scarecrows! What a fun fall activity. I wish I lived in a small enough town for something like that to occur. And nice to see a picture of you and Gabi! Makes it seem like we know each other better!


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