Crows beware

BCA announces second annual Baldwin scarecrow contest


The Baldwin Civic Association announced its second annual scarecrow contest last week. The event, during which Baldwin is dotted by scarecrows both scary and not-so-scary, will run from Sept. 26 to Nov. 6. The BCA says that the event is great for both families and schools, as well as for businesses, nonprofits and neighborhood associations looking to have fun and raise their profiles.

Complete contest information can be found at under the “Events” tab. But here are the basics: Anything resembling the common image of a scarecrow qualifies for the contest. (“Anything you think would scare a crow!” the BCA website says.) There is a $10 fee, and entry forms are due by Oct. 28. There is a Business or Band category of scarecrows, whose entrants can incorporate a small logo or placard into their design. Other scarecrow suggestions include Fantasy, Diversity and Go Green. Contest winners will be announced Nov. 14.