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On Oct. 12, 2019, Life Care Center of Crossville hosted its sixth annual Scarecrow Festival and Car Show.


For this event, individuals, businesses, families and schools were invited to create fun and artistic scarecrows to enter into a contest for the chance to win a prize. Individuals and clubs were also invited to display their vintage and luxury cars in the car show.


There were 13 scarecrows entered in the contest, with Cumberland County Playhouse’s “Young Frankenstein” entries as the 2019 Feature Scarecrows.


This was the biggest Scarecrow Festival yet so it was the hardest to judge.


Eventually, the judges awarded Sweet T Cloggers, a dance group, with the 2019 Best in Show award for their garden goddess-themed scarecrow. The group received a plaque to commemorate their achievement.


Among the Car Show winners were Donna Campbell’s 1970 Plymouth Duster and Joe Whittenburg’s 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle. Campbell won people’s choice, while Whittenburg won best in show.


All proceeds from the event went to Alzheimer’s Tennessee (AlzTN).


In addition to the contests, the festival had live music, booths showcasing local businesses and plenty of arts and crafts vendors. The vendors sold handmade wreaths, signs, bracelets, coasters, soaps, ornaments and more.


“The sixth annual Scarecrow Festival turned out to be our biggest one yet,” said Miranda Hajny, activities director. “We are so thankful for all of the participation from our community to make this local event grow each year. We look forward to watching it grow even bigger next year!”

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