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New Providence Business is once again hosting the very popular annual Scarecrow Contest, bringing a fun and 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.

Registration is now open.  The entry deadline is Saturday, Oct. 6.  Starting Sat., Oct. 13, scarecrows will be placed along Springfield Ave. and South Street.  People can vote for their favorite scarecrows from October 13 through Nov. 2, 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 will be given for First Place ($300), Second Place ($200), and Third Place ($100). The competition entries are open to New Providence residents, businesses, and community organizations, but anyone can vote for their favorite scarecrow.

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.