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                 Scarecrow Trail

2014
St Thomas a Becket
Scarecrow
Competition and trail
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To raise funds for our village church

Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May

St Thomas a Becket Church invites all organisations and residents in Pucklechurch and the surrounding villages to make scarecrows and place them in prominent positions in gardens around Pucklechurch. There is no charge for entering a scarecrow.

This year’s theme is
Movie characters –fact and fiction.

(To download PDF with the following information click here...)

To enter please ring the co-ordinator on 0117 937 2073 or e-mail info@pucklechurchscarecrow.co.uk with the following information:

  • Details of the character you have chosen.08 tn02
  • A clue - either simple or cryptic to help people guess the scarecrow’s identity.
  • Your name, address and telephone number (so we can tell you if you have won and also make a map of the village.)
  • The closing date for entry is Friday 11th April.
  • There will be one prize for the best scarecrow as voted by the public who take part in the trail. Please label your scarecrow if it is made by a child or children.

    Please take your scarecrow in overnight to stop it catching cold or running away! But please leave it out until 7pm, weather permitting.

    If you live outside the village and have difficulty finding a garden in which to place your scarecrow, please mention this when entering your scarecrow and we will find a location for it.

    The Trail

    There will be one prize for the best scarecrow as voted by the public who take part in the trail. Please label your scarecrow if it is made by a child or children.

    Please take your scarecrow in overnight to stop it catching cold or running away! But please leave it out until 7pm, weather permitting.
    If you live outside the village and have difficulty finding a garden in which to place your scarecrow, please mention this when entering your scarecrow and we will find a location for it.

    Sunday 4th May

  • Join us either for Café Church at 10am or from 12pm onwards. Coffee, tea and sandwiches will be on sale from 12pm.
  • There will be lots of stalls and crafts available in church, suitable for children and adults.
  • Collect and pay for your trail form and map from 12pm in church.
  • Explore the scarecrows around Pucklechurch and guess their names.
  • Cream teas will be available in the church room from 2.00pm - 4.00pm with a chance to listen to some music.
  • Return your trail form to church by 4.00pm on Sunday or on Monday if you need 2 days to do the trail.
  • Monday 5th May

  • Church opens from 10.30am for the sale of coffee, tea and cakes.
    Sandwiches will be available after 11.30am.
  • There will be lots of stalls and crafts available in church, suitable for children and adults.
  • Collect and pay for your trail form and map from 10.30am in church.
  • Explore the scarecrows around Pucklechurch and guess their names.
  • Cream teas will be available in the church room from 2.00pm - 4.00pm with a chance to listen to some music.
  • Return your trail form to church by 4.00pm.
  • At 4.00pm find out the answers to the trail and see a PowerPoint presentation of all the scarecrows.
  • This will be followed by a short blessing.
  • A basic scarecrow design to get you started.

  • To make the scarecrow frame, nail a 2’ long , 2” x 4” pole to a 6’ long 2” x 4” pole to form a cross.
  • Dig a hole 1 foot deep, place the framscarecrow sketch02e inside and back the soil firmly around the frame.
  • Use a pillowcase for the head, or make one using papier mâché. Attach to the top of the pole either with twine or through the hole in the base of the head you have made.
  • Dress your scarecrow as your chosen character. Tie trouser legs closed with twine and stuff with newspaper. Put the shirt/top on the frame and tie sleeves and waist with twine, stuff with newspaper.
  • Add any finishing touches to get your scarecrow in character!
  • Label your character with the number issued to you and add the clue. Have fun and thank you for your support!
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    Click on the year to see past entries for the Scarecrow Trails

    2009

    2010

    2011

    2012

    2013

    All profits are in aid of St. Thomas à Becket church.