Competition has the scare factor

Best of friends . . . Holly Smith (7), of Clinton, won first place in her category at the Clinton Lions Scarecrow competition held on Sunday.

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Locals used ‘‘randomness’’ and ‘‘creativity’’ last Thursday to decorate four scarecrows for the Clinton Lions scarecrow competition held on Sunday.

Creative minds put forward their best ideas for their scarecrow to establish originality in each face and body of the home-made pest deterrents.

Scarecrows were judged by Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan for prizes and entries were placed in the sunflower field in Clinton. Winners from different categories received various certificates and prizes for their efforts.

All funds went to the upgrades of the grounds around the Clinton horses.

Organiser and Clinton Lion Benji Perry said the event was a ‘‘great success and a proud moment’’, and he was excited for next year’s event.

Team effort . . . Clinton locals Therron Tapp and Cassie Leggett take the classic approach with their scarecrow.
Scaring the pests away . . . Taking a horror approach, Nate Mulqueen (9), of Gore, dresses up his scarecrow to be the scariest scarecrow in the crop.