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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 13, 2012
The bodies slung over people's shoulders at Fairgrounds Park on Saturday weren't human. They were straw-filled scarecrows dressed in donated shirts and jeans. The scarecrow station was one of the most popular spots at Saturday's Harvest Hoedown, an annual fall celebration thrown by the city of Hagerstown. Robin E. Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic, said Goodwill donated enough clothing for 500 scarecrows, including the pantyhose that get stuffed in the first step of the process.
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by KIM HATFIELD | October 16, 2003
Watching a pumpkin sail through the air before smashing into the ground is just one of the activities planned during the 10th annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environemntal Studies at 1010 E. Main St. in Waynesboro, Pa. Andrea Struble, director of public relations for Renfrew Museum and Park, says the event is planned to raise money for the Renfrew Institute and...
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 10, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Dismembered bodies were being toted around with abandon Saturday at Fairgrounds Park, much to the chagrin of retired Maryland State Police Trooper David Yohman. At the fourth annual Harvest Hoedown, Yohman was overseeing a booth that gave people free, donated clothes so they could make scarecrows. Shirts went first, causing some people to simply stuff an old pair of pants with straw. One young girl was carrying a torsoless body atop her shoulders.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 12, 2008
Dan Elgin laughed about the stinky experience he had Saturday while helping youngsters make scarecrows at Harvest Hoedown at Fairgrounds Park. "I ended up with a stink bug down my shirt," said Elgin, who volunteered at the family event for the first time this year. By 3:30 p.m., the director of business services for Horizon Goodwill Industries estimated that more than 400 scarecrows were made with clothes and hosiery donated by the agency for the event. Saturday's celebration also was a first for Michelle Tasker and her boys, who seemed to be thoroughly enjoying making a scarecrow they named "Bugs.
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September 24, 2004
Trent Wetzel, a fourth-grader at Potomack Intermediate School in Falling Waters, W.Va., stuffs hay into a scarecrow he was making Thursday at the school. Students were participating in a Farm Day project.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 5, 2007
More than 60 scarecrows in downtown Martinsburg, W.Va., await people's vote for their favorite "creature" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. A voting booth for the exhibit will be at 142 N. Queen St., in conjunction with the First Saturday Street Fair artisan series sponsored by ArtBerkeley, Main Street Martinsburg and the Heritage Craft Center. Information about the competition and entering a scarecrow by today's deadline is available by calling 304-262-4200.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 5, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - It was an unconventional baby-sitting job to say the least. Volunteers from St. Andrew Presbyterian Church looked after charges who had undeniably unique personalities. Yet they appeared to be content lying flat on their backs, sprawled across the grassy hill at Byron Memorial Park, staring wide-eyed at the clear blue sky looking, well, brainless. Katelynn's toothless smile never wavered, and Billy Bob lay still even as Scary Harry's arm roosted haphazardly across his brow.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 12, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Apples are one of Franklin County's cash crops and the Tayamentasachta Center for Environmental Education honored 1,000 Granny Smiths, galas and delicious red and golden fruits the best way it knew how. The 25th annual Apple Festival at Tayamentasachta is a celebration of all things apple, center Director Charles White said. "Apples are a major part of our agriculture because Franklin County is number two in the state for apple production," White said. "This event is designed to educate families about the importance of nature, especially apples.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 11, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Apples are one of Franklin County's cash crops and the Tayamentasachta Center for Environmental Education honored 1,000 Granny Smiths, galas and delicious red and golden fruits the best way it knew how. The 25th annual Apple Festival at Tayamentasachta is a celebration of all things apple, center Director Charles White said. "Apples are a major part of our agriculture because Franklin County is number two in the state for apple production," White said. "This event is designed to educate families about the importance of nature, especially apples.
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March 24, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Vendors for the second season of First Saturday in downtown Martinsburg are being sought. Vendors include artists, artisans, crafters and other vendors with high quality and unique items that will compliment the downtown businesses. This year First Saturday events will be theme-based. The season kicks-off in April with "The Great Martinsburg Scavenger Hunt" and continue each first Saturday through October, when the season will wrap up with the chili cookoff and scarecrow judging.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 13, 2012
The bodies slung over people's shoulders at Fairgrounds Park on Saturday weren't human. They were straw-filled scarecrows dressed in donated shirts and jeans. The scarecrow station was one of the most popular spots at Saturday's Harvest Hoedown, an annual fall celebration thrown by the city of Hagerstown. Robin E. Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic, said Goodwill donated enough clothing for 500 scarecrows, including the pantyhose that get stuffed in the first step of the process.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | October 8, 2011
Ernesto Cruz held the nylons while his 6-year-old son, Ian, stuffed two gangly legs full of straw. Ian's brother Derek, 3, busied himself trying to remove each stalk of grain from his father's hair and clothes. In a straw-covered field with dozens of families crafting scarecrows, it was a formidable task. The three, along with Ernesto's wife, Erika Almaraz, and daughter Allison Cruz, 2, celebrated the autumn season Saturday at Harvest Hoedown at Fairgrounds Park. Almaraz, of Hagerstown, said the event offered her family an opportunity to participate in some fall traditions.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 29, 2011
Final preparations are under way for the seventh annual Market Day on Main Street in Waynesboro. About 75 percent of 2010's vendors are returning for Saturday's events, according to Andrea Struble, spokeswoman for nonprofit organization Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. The organization advertised Market Day on some national craft show websites. "Because of those, I'd say we have 15 or 20 new vendors that have never been here before," Struble said. Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Market Day features craft vendors, food, a beer garden, live music and entertainment, a chili cook-off, a scarecrow contest, activities for children, and sidewalk sales from downtown businesses.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | September 22, 2011
The Scarecrows of Hancock arrive this Saturday.   Put yours together and get those characters down to Town Hall between 10 and 10:30 a.m.  for judging. There will be $25 cash prizes awarded in various categories, such as “cutest” and “most unique.” The seasonal creations will be displayed around town.   Kids' clothing to be sold Don't forget the fall kids resale in Widmeyer Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are still available, but you must register by the end of the day Friday.  Spaces cost $10 for a 10-by-15-foot space.
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October 8, 2009
Bluegrass jam WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Public is invited to listen or play. Refreshments. 7 to 10 p.m. today. Beck and Benedict Hardware Music Theatre, 118 Walnut St. $3. Go to www.beck-benedicthardware.com or call 717-762-4711. World War II Weekend WILLIAMSPORT -- Activities include a "Casablanca" screening 7 p.m. today, admission 50 cents. Saturday: 7 to 9 a.m., pancake breakfast, $5; 11 a.m., Salute to Soldiers Parade through Byron Memorial Park and downtown Williamsport; 1:30 p.m., patriotic concert by Blue & Gray Mens Chorus; 2:30 p.m., recognition ceremony for military members; 7 p.m., USO dance with Jump Alley, $5. Sunday: 10:30 a.m., World War II-style Sunday worship service; 1 p.m., World War II model airplane contest; 2 p.m., Williamsport Community Band concert featuring Tech.
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October 3, 2009
The Washington County Recreation Department will hold Park at Dark Friday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Doub's Woods Park. The Park at Dark is an age appropriate activity suited for those in grades kindergarten to five. This low/medium-scare event is safe and exciting for younger children. Don't pack away the Halloween costume; get one more use out of it by participating in the costume contest for all ages. Adults are encouraged to dress in costume as well. Prizes will be awarded to the scariest, funniest, most creative, youngest, oldest, and of course, best of show.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 3, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Clothing drives are not a novel idea. But the recipients of a yearlong clothing drive spearheaded by St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Williamsport were unusual. They were not children, adults or even people at all. They were scarecrows. St. Andrew member Jeff Stearns headed up scarecrow-making Saturday at the annual Harvest Hoedown at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport. Stearns said the congregation had been gathering clothes since last year's event.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 12, 2008
Dan Elgin laughed about the stinky experience he had Saturday while helping youngsters make scarecrows at Harvest Hoedown at Fairgrounds Park. "I ended up with a stink bug down my shirt," said Elgin, who volunteered at the family event for the first time this year. By 3:30 p.m., the director of business services for Horizon Goodwill Industries estimated that more than 400 scarecrows were made with clothes and hosiery donated by the agency for the event. Saturday's celebration also was a first for Michelle Tasker and her boys, who seemed to be thoroughly enjoying making a scarecrow they named "Bugs.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 12, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Apples are one of Franklin County's cash crops and the Tayamentasachta Center for Environmental Education honored 1,000 Granny Smiths, galas and delicious red and golden fruits the best way it knew how. The 25th annual Apple Festival at Tayamentasachta is a celebration of all things apple, center Director Charles White said. "Apples are a major part of our agriculture because Franklin County is number two in the state for apple production," White said. "This event is designed to educate families about the importance of nature, especially apples.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 11, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Apples are one of Franklin County's cash crops and the Tayamentasachta Center for Environmental Education honored 1,000 Granny Smiths, galas and delicious red and golden fruits the best way it knew how. The 25th annual Apple Festival at Tayamentasachta is a celebration of all things apple, center Director Charles White said. "Apples are a major part of our agriculture because Franklin County is number two in the state for apple production," White said. "This event is designed to educate families about the importance of nature, especially apples.
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