Updated: Jun 7
Summer's coming and Scarecrow Safari is back! Last year the residents of Sale brought a bit of extra sunshine to their community, by creating creatures and characters of all shapes and sizes, to feature in the town's first ever scarecrow competition.
Not only was this a festival of some serious straw-filled talent, but there were cash prizes up for grabs for the scarecrows that got the most Facebook likes on the @scarecrowsafari Facebook page. There were also prizes for finding all the scarecrows on the Scarecrow Safari trail map and for taking the most selfies with different scarecrows.
Not letting coronavirus restrictions rain on its parade, this year Scarecrow Safari 2020 is going fully online! They have a super-spangly new website, kindly created and donated by Graeme Armitage Creative Marketing and Branding.
This year people are being asked to ditch the straw and make a lockdown legend, out of any materials they can find at home. Of course, cash prizes are up for grabs again, donated by Altrincham based charity, Act4Africa, and Sale and District Lions, the organisers behind the Scarecrow Safari brand! A top prize of £50 for the most Facebook likes and another £50 for the most selfies with different scarecrows, which will be great fun for families to seek out during their daily exercise. There is also £100 for the school or nursery with the most individual entries from their pupils.
It costs £5 to enter a scarecrow and the proceeds will be split between the COVID response in Trafford and Uganda. Head to the Scarecrow Safari Website here https://www.act4africa.org/scarecrow-safari/ for all the competition details and top tips about how to make your scarecrow out of things you can find in your home and garden.
If any local businesses would like to donate any further prizes, Scarecrow Safari would love to hear from them! Scarecrowsafari@gmail.com.