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  • Popular Scarecrow Festival is returning

    Tom Martin

    ONE of Waterloo's most popular and unusual events is set to take place next month with scarecrows set to take over Marine Garden!

    Every year, locals are invited to bring their own creation to the Scarecrow Festival – and this year the theme is children's books and film characters.

    The Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens will  once again be organising the event  in Marine Garden, to be held  from 12.30pm to 4pm on Saturday, September 16, and they say it  will be the best yet.

    As usual, the scarecrow competition will be the centrepiece of the event, with competitors able to register their entry between 12 noon and 12.30pm on the day.

    The festival will also feature face painting, games, craft stalls, live music performances, hot food and other refreshments.

    Rosemary Gordon, chair of the Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens, said: “Our Scarecrow Festival gets more and more popular every year, and we’re determined to make this year’s event the best yet.

    “We’re hoping for fine weather, a good turnout and some fantastic entries on the day which is designed to be fun for all the family.”

    The Scarecrow Festival is organised solely by volunteers from the Friends group which was set up in 2009 to help improve the four seafront gardens in Waterloo as well as nearby Potter’s Barn Park.

    Entry to the event is free, although donations are welcome.  All the money raised will be ploughed back into the local community via the volunteer work done by group members.

    For more information on the work of the Friends visit www.fowsg.co.uk.

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