Underwood Scarcrow Festival announced

Whatson in the area
Whatson in the area

The village of Underwood will be invaded by some weird and wonderful beings over the Spring Bank Holiday.

The Underwood Scarecrow Festival is being held on from Saturday 24th May - Monday 26th of May.

Dozens of scarecrows can be seen all around the village, when they are on display in gardens for three days.

The event is based at St Michael’s Church and there are quizzes for children and adults to help with the fundraising.

Visitors can call at St Michael’s Church to buy a map, quiz sheet and help the children with a mini-scarecrow game around the church.

There will be a public vote for the funniest, most artistic and most imaginative scarecrows.

One of the organisers, Penny Fell said: “This is a community event and this year we are donating to St Michael’s church and Theo’s Wish To Walk.

“Theo is a three-year old Underwood boy who has cerebral palsy. He needs funds to pay for an operation he cannot get on the NHS. Our hearts went out to him.”

This year the theme is Shakespeare to celebrate the Bard’s 450th anniversary.

If people are short of ideas, the festival has a Facebook page showing the wild and wacky scarecrows on show over the last six years.

“We have got almost 20 scarecrows in our list already and we always get a last minute flurry of entries,” said Penny.

The entry fee is £2.50 per house which goes towards the running costs of the event.

For enquiries and entry forms contact Rachel on 01623 780714 or Penny on 01773 784645.