Scarecrow Competition 2010

Congratulations to Maureen Mausers team of boys Connor, Josef, Jatinder, Freddie, Zak, Panayotis and Teifion who are the winners with 'Come on England!' taking the gold medal and £20 prize "Wow" said Janice "So good and the setting is wonderful too. Even the World Cup and flags!" Even as we judged, cars were stopping and reversing to take a second look at this tremendous effort. If the boys can keep the team together maybe they will appear again at the Moor Pool Festival for a lap of honour.

Runner up again this year with a silver medal and £10 prize were Rose Tasmin Liberty and Eden with 'Edward and Bella from Twilight'. "Liked the faces, very realistic figures and scary too" said Janice.

Third place and bronze medal with £5 prize went to Jamie Bench (who was last years winner) with 'The Moor Pool Duck'. Described by Janice as " Two for the price of one, very good use of materials, even a face, eggs etc" .

Thanks you to everyone for taking part. We hoped all the entrants enjoyed building their scarecrows and will be entering again next year.

Thanks must go to our Judge Janice Bridger who stepped in at the last minute to help us out. Janice found the quality of some of the entries made final decisions quite difficult. In the end we created a new category 'Highly Commended' which went to 'Lady Lucy of Moor Pool' made by Amber, Gabriella, Elspeth, Claudia, Molly and Annabel and also 'Sir Wilberforce Gummige' by Anne Claridge. The weather was marvellous all day and couldn't have been better for our Easter egg hunt and scarecrow competition.

Well done everyone.

Rob Sutton

Maureen is the scarecrow star
Birmingham Post Lite (their spelling, not mine), April 22nd 2010