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WHAT:  Scarecrow Building & Popular Vote Contest
$30 to build your own or $60 to have local FFA students build your scarecrow

WHO:   Gordon County Young Farmers and FFA students from Gordon Central, Calhoun High, and Sonoraville High schools. 
*All three schools have been very successful in their FFA programs with students competing on area, state, and national levels.  The money raised from this event will help FFA students with travel expenses to various competitions and conventions.

WHEN:  To enter, come by the Depot on Tuesday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Thursday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Depot is located at 109 S. King St. in downtown Calhoun. 

HOW:  Please bring long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and any preferred decorations, along with your sign to advertise your business. We will provide the frame, head, straw, and some decorations and instructions on where to place your scarecrow for the world to see. 

CONTEST:  The top three winners will be based on popular votes.  The votes are $1 each and the money will go toward local FFA chapters.  Businesses with scarecrows may have voting set up in their store for their scarecrow or you may stop at the Depot to place your vote.  Just drop by during business hours through Wednesday, October 31 to place your vote.  The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 1. Winners will receive bragging rights and a monetary prize. 

 The scarecrow building is open to everyone from individuals and families to non-profits to businesses.