Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Make a Scarecrow with your Family at Mentor Public Library

When was the last time your family did something together?

I'm talking about all of you.

Not just you and the youngest kids, who are always looking for something to do anyhow. I'm talking about spouses, grandparents, emotionally detached teens and maybe a cousin or two.

Wouldn't it be nice if you all got together again? Maybe you could do something fun and make something that you can keep as a memento.

How about a scarecrow?

What sweeter remembrance of family togetherness can there be than something that scares birds and tiny trick-or-treaters?

Rally your relatives and make best scarecrow ever during the Scarecrow Lane program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Mentor Public Library’s Read House.

We will provide clothes, straw and the other raw materials needed to make a scarecrow.

Then your family will make and dress them. If you want, you can also bring your own clothes to dress the straw man. (What else were you going to do with that canary yellow suit?)

Afterward, all the scarecrows will guard the walkway between the library’s Main Branch and the Read House from now until Monday, Oct. 28.

Then, beginning on Oct. 7, people can visit the scarecrows and vote on which is their favorite. Voting will end on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and the most popular will be announced Friday, Oct. 25. The family that makes the winning scarecrow will win a surprise.

After the voting, your family can take the scarecrow you made home and use it as a Halloween decoration.

The Scarecrow Lane program is open to any family. However, the library requires them to register beforehand. Also, space is limited so families should sign up as soon as possible.

People can register by calling Mentor Public Library (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.
You should do it. It will be fun for the family -- all of them.

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