Creative scarecrows welcome autumn
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Issue 41, Volume 16.
Two eight foot scarecrows made by REINS volunteers stand outside L&M Fertilizer. The unique cowboy and cowgirl scarecrows were made primarily of natural items found around the Fallbrook area. Head, arms, legs and chaps are sheaths from local queen palm trees. The eyes are made from macadamia nuts and ficus tree leaves. The hair is made of hay and the cowboy’s body is stuffed with past issues of the Village News! The cowgirl is waving a pink banner to support Breast Cancer Awareness. The cowboy is sporting a yellow banner to welcome our troops as they pass by on Mission Road. Created by members of the newspaper’s staff, Hedda Lines stands in front of the Village News’ main office on Elder. St. The literature-based Headless Horseman Scarecrow standing in front of the Reche Schoolhouse is the work of Niah, Mila, and Faith, fifth graders of the Fall-Brook-Reche Homeschool Co-op and depicts the main character in Washington Irving’s 1820 Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The legend tells of a Hessian soldier who lost his head in cannon fire and roams the Hollow at night in search of his head. This scarecrow wears a crafted Hessian uniform made from odds and ends at local thrift stores. The Headless Horseman will be available for viewing on Saturdays and Sundays Members of the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club joined in with the Scarecrow Days program by making their own “auto-enthusiast” scarecrow located in front of Sun Plaza at 431 South Main. The team of Alec Conley, Jeanne Cusimano, Louise Patterson, Lee Johnson, and Lloyd Voorhees helped to design and put together the scarecrow that will stand in front of Car Club President Roy Moosa’s Main Street office throughout the month of October.
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