NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Business Community wrapped up the 2017 Scarecrow Stroll and Contest on Wednesday.  All of the entries were unique and, from the number of votes cast, engaged the entire community. 

Thousands of votes were cast and the winners are:

First Place ($300) -  Feathers Salon

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Second Place ($200) - Creations Salon

Third Place ($100) - My Gym

The Staff from Feathers Salon decided to donate their $300 prize money to the Community Service Association, New Providence EMS and New Providence Fire Department. 

New Providence Business extends its thanks to everyone for their participation, whether they built a scarecrow, voted in the contest, or visited the downtown to enjoy the festive atmosphere and support local businesses.  New Providence Business Community promises the scarecrows will be back next year and reminds residents, it’s never too early to start planning your scarecrow!

Residents and neighbors are invited to come downtown on Friday, Nov. 24, to enjoy the next event sponsored by the group, the annual Holiday Festival featuring the Christmas Walk, Santa's arrival, international celebrations, attractions, entertainment, giveaways, fireworks, and special treats from merchants!  The festivities continue the next day, Small Business Saturday, with photos with Santa, special offers, and more!  Check www.newprovbiz.com, www.newprov.org, and www.TAPinto.net  for details.