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On Oct. 1, 2016, Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, sponsored the Third Annual Crossville Scarecrow Festival and Car Show.

 

The free community event, which took place in downtown Crossville, featured 16 scarecrow entries this year, 50 car show entries and more than 1,000 attendees. Live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and activities for children rounded out the fun.

 

The festival’s proceeds went to support Alzheimer’s Tennessee, which provides resources for families in the state dealing with this disease. The event raised $1,650.

 

“We put months of hard work into this event, and it paid off big for Alzheimer’s Tennessee,” shared Lynn Kerley, admissions director at Life Care Center of Crossville. “We are already excited about next year’s event and hope it will continue to grow and become a great staple event for Cumberland County.”

 

Cash prizes were awarded to the Best of Show scarecrow and the People’s Choice scarecrow. The other winners were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

 

Scarecrow winners were:

 

  • Best of Show – Fair Park Senior Center for its traditional harvest scarecrow scene
  • People’s Choice – Fairfield Rotary Club for its scarecrow highlighting Rotary’s role in the eradication of polio
  • Business – Cumberland County Playhouse for its Cousin It scarecrow, in honor of the opening of “The Addams Family” musical
  • Family – The Trena Wyatt family for its graveyard scarecrow display
  • Education – Cumberland County High School’s Health Occupations Students of America group for its scarecrow depicting students surrounding a patient
  • Community – The Stephens Center, which supports victims of domestic abuse, for its scarecrow of a mother and her children

 

Seven automobile owners also received trophies for their winning entries in the car show.

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