Scaring the crows while drawing the crowds

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PREPARATIONS have begun for the annual Crick Scarecrow Weekend.

The popular event, which aims to provide the village with an opportunity to raise money for good causes and charities, will take place from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10.

The event is organised by Crick parish council and will be spread across a number of locations in the village with lots of different activities along the way for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Scarecrows made by locals will also be dotted around the village.

There will be a bus touring the event so that people can travel from one location to another and the Friends of Crick School will be organising car parking.

The weekend will kick off with Crick Drama Group’s murder mystery evening on the Friday. Saturday will be the main day for activities including stalls, games, arts and photography display, circus, Victorian teas, bingo and a village market. There will also be a silent auction, display of rare birds and huskies and stands for hair-braiding, glitter fashion and jewellery. In addition there will be a music festival on the playing field.

Parish councillor and event organiser Michelle Gibbins said: “We are still looking for a funfair to complement our weekend. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and we welcome prizes to help our charities raise money.”

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