Sabastian and Dominic Harris teamed up to win first place in the youth division with “Bad to the Bone.” (Johnson Publication photo)

The first place winner in the adult division was Kayla Holmes with “Mr. Cornhusker.” (Johnson Publication photo)

Scarecrow contest displays imaginative local talent

    Scarecrows dotted the landscape at Cox’s Ponds last weekend.
    The annual scarecrow contest brought out a number of creative entries to the delight of visitors at the pumpkin patch.
    The adult and youth divisions had four scarecrow entries each.
    The first place winner in the adult division was Kayla Holmes of Imperial. Her scarecrow was called “Mr. Cornhusker,” appropriately named for its all red Husker football team apparel. Mr. Cornhusker had corn cobs and husks sprouting out of the top of his head, hands and feet.
    The first place team winners in the youth division were Sabastian and Dominic Harris of Wauneta. Their scarecrow was called “Bad to the Bone.” This bony fellow was decked out in biker gang garb, riding his red Schwinn bicycle with front extensions to emulate a motorcycle.
    Both first place winners won cash prizes.
    Jeannine Cox said her favorite decorations at the pumpkin patch were all the scarecrows everywhere. She had many scarecrows of her own scattered around the ponds, including one that was as tall as a light pole.
    “All the scarecrow entries showed great imagination,” she said.

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