New Providence Business is hosting the annual Scarecrow Contest, bringing a festive feel to our downtown! The contest encourages New Providence residents, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, sports teams, and families to build the wildest, cleverest, funniest scarecrows they can imagine (within contest guidelines). The scarecrows will be on display throughout the downtown to bring the community and businesses together, encourage walking, and provide a great opportunity to visit our fantastic stores and restaurants.
New this year – more prize categories!
Prizes ($150) will be given for the best entry in each category:
Ages 14 and under
Ages 15 and over
The competition entries are open to only New Providence residents, businesses, and community organizations, but anyone can vote for their favorite.
Registration is now open. The entry deadline is Saturday, Oct. 5. Starting Oct. 11, scarecrows will be placed along Springfield Ave. and South Street. People can vote for their favorite scarecrows from October 11 through Nov. 1, so make sure you spread the word to your family and friends. Voting ballots and voting boxes will be available at participating downtown businesses. Winners will be announced shortly after November 2. Prizes ($150) will be given for the best scarecrow in each of the above categories.
Details, guidelines, and a link to enter online can be found on the Business Community website, www.newprovbiz.com and via the borough website www.newprov.org.