See who won Farmington’s scarecrow contest

The Tin ManScarecrows representing “The Wizard of Oz,” “Minions,” “Charlotte’s Web”, and “Forrest Gump” emerged as winners from among about 40 entires in this year’s Farmington Beautification Committee’s scarecrow-building contest.

This year’s theme, “Farmington Goes to the Movies”, was represented among the following winners:

Adult: 1st – Mike Zachos, “The Tin Man”; 2nd – Sean Murphy and Courtney Showalter, “Nightmare Before Christmas”; 3rd –  Tim Roberts, “Laurel and Hardy”.

Teen: 1st – Girl Scout Troop #70240, “Minions”; 2nd – Farmington Public Schools Robotics Team,”Wall-E”, 3rd – Carson Podolinski, “Charlie Brown”.

Children: 1st – Garrite Maas, “Charlotte’s Web”; Gianna Mass, “Dash”; 3rd – Aria Brewer, “Mother Gothel”

City of Farmington scarecrowBusiness/Group: 1st – City of Farmington Clerk and Treasurer, “Forrest Gump”; 2nd – Botsford Commons Independent Community, “Up”; 3rd – Riley Park Ice Rink, “Snoopy”.

Event chairperson Larry Kilner said judges were impressed with the originality of ideas and the uniqueness of materials used.

“It is very rewarding to see neighbors, scout troops, businesses, and individuals building civic awareness and at the same time having fun and contributing to the community,” he said, adding appreciation for all of the entries and community support. “The local business really stepped up. They donated about a thousand dollars worth of prizes.”