The Berlin Parks and Recreation Department held its eighth annual Scarecrow and Fall Foliage Festival in Volunteer Park on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Jon Condie entertained the group on his guitar. Rose Wollman and Terri Noyes coordinated the event with Debbie Dennis, Assistant Director of Recreation. Judges for the Scarecrow portion of the event included Denise McNair, Berlin’s Town Manager, Rachel Rochette, Deputy Mayor for the Town of Berlin, Maggie Morrell, a member of the Town of Berlin’s Town Council and Kathy O’Donnell Moss, Berlin Board of Education member.
The Berlin High School UpBeat Adventure and Carnival houses under the direction of Alice Mitchell helped with the Fall Foliage event with balloon animals, face painting and arts and crafts. This year the Berlin Parks and Recreation Department joined with the Purple Pumpkin Project: Epilepsy Awareness by painting small purple pumpkins. The Lamontagne, Race and Roybal families were there coordinating the painting and decorating of the purple pumpkins. The Painters Edge donated the purple paint for the event.
Twenty one scarecrows lined Farmington Ave. and the winners of the Scarecrow festival are as follows.
Best Berlin Scarecrow awarded to Kensington Garden Center, 398 Chamberlain Hwy. - Fly Trap Scarecrow located in front of the Painters Edge on Farmington Ave.
First Place Adult Division: Painters Edge 1041 Farmington Ave. Painter’s Edge painter on ladder scarecrow, located in front of the Painters Edge Sign.
Second Place Adult Division: Tracy and Company, 985 Farmington Ave. - Edward Scissor Hands located in front of their business.
Third Place Adult Division: Kensington Garden Club, Witch Scarecrow located in Volunteer Park
First Place Children’s Division: Raising Berlin - Super- Mom Scarecrow located in front of Stop & Shop Entrance Sign on Farmington Ave.
Second Place Children's Division: Berlin FIRST Robotics – Robot Scarecrow located in front of Painter’s Edge
Third Place Children’s Division: Reinhardt Family - Anniversary of the Simpson Family Scarecrows located at Walgreens
We hope you enjoy your Scarecrow Walk down Farmington Ave. A scarecrow guide can be picked up at Berlin Parks and Recreation Office, 230 Kensington Road or in Town Hall. Our Scarecrow friends will be on display until Tuesday, October 30, 2012.