During the weekend of the 12th June, Burton Joyce held another successful instalment of their annual Scarecrow Festival.
The event was organised by Girlguiding leaders Emily Jephson and her mother Jane Jephson along with help from others.
During the Saturday, locals purchased a map from Burton Joyce Co-op, the Post Office or Rhubarbs, and set off around the village to spot the different Scarecrows that were lovingly home-made by residents of Burton Joyce. This year locals could even vote for their winner!
Emily Jephson said, “A couple of weeks ago saw the 2nd scarecrow event and wow what a weekend it was!
“The weather was amazing and we had over 20 scarecrows and over 200 visitors taking part in the hunt! Thank you to everyone who took part – we really hope you enjoyed it!
“Along with a few very generous donations we also managed to raise an amazing £170 for the local Rainbow guiding group who were in danger of closing due to the affect COVID-19 has had on fundraising.
“Although we didn’t have as many entries as last year, the standard was amazing and such creativity! Mrs Strawberry had been busy growing tomato plants, butternut squash and dwarf beans which she sold and donated all the money to Rainbows, Woody was out enjoying his beer and marshmallows, Mr Fox was keeping a beady eye on what was going on, the mole hunter was busy looking for the pesky moles and Trevor the train spotter was out spotting trains! Not to mention Daddy and Peppa pig enjoying the sunshine and the skeleton at the Nelson who looked like he should have gone home way before the event started!
“Last year our amazing councillors Mike Adams and Sam Smith walked the depths and breaths of the village to choose a winner, but this year, we decided to let the public vote. With every map bought (and thank you to Rhubarbs, BJ co-op and the Post Office for selling them for us) you could vote for the one you liked best! It was a very close race with joint first being the scuba diver and little red riding hood!
“We hope to run this as an annual event so please keep the 2nd weekend in June free!”