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Scarecrow Stroll walk returning to Historic Downtown Leesburg

The Scarecrow Stroll will return to Historic Downtown Leesburg in the coming weeks.

The event, which will showcase scarecrows in high traffic environments throughout Lake County, will take place from Saturday, October 3, to Saturday, October 31.

Any business entity, including schools, or residents currently residing in the following cities may participate: Fruitland Park Lady Lake, Yalaha, Okahumpka, and The Villages.

The shape and concept of each should reflect the theme of “Scarecrow” mixed with the family or organization it is associated with, including the name. The scarecrows must measure a minimum of 6 feet tall (maximum 10 feet tall) and 5 feet wide. No profanity, politics, or religion can be associated with the scarecrow.

Frames and wooden signs will be provided if needed by the Leesburg Partnership while supplies last.

All scarecrows must be registered online before Tuesday, September 29. Finished Scarecrows must be delivered to the Leesburg Center of the Arts on or before September 30.

The Scarecrow Stroll is a collaboration between the Leesburg Partnership, the Leesburg Center for the Arts, and the Downtown Leesburg Business Association. The Scarecrows are intended to further engage visitors and to bring awareness to the importance of supporting local business and historic downtowns. The Scarecrows will be installed in green spaces of the intersections throughout the footprint of the downtown area on Main St. Installation will take place Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2. Site selection will be done by Leesburg Center for the Arts and Leesburg Partnership staff and representatives.

For more information, or to register your scarecrow, visit the Leesburg Partnership Scarecrow Stroll event page.

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