Wychavon chairman judges this years Fernhill Heath Scarecrow Trail - The Droitwich Standard

Wychavon chairman judges this years Fernhill Heath Scarecrow Trail

Droitwich Editorial 24th Nov, 2023   0

A SCARECROW made to look like Wychavon’s chairman has been unveiled alongside a hundred others for the sixth return of Fernhill Heath Scarecrow Trail.

Wychavon chairman, Councillor Robert Raphael came face to face with a vision of himself as he judged this years competition.

Staff at Wychavon created the ‘chaircrow’ – a hay made version of Coun Raphael which featured among 106 other scarecrows scattered around the village.

Scarecrows on the trail included a life-size Christmas cracker, a tribute to a famous scene from Netflix hit Stranger Things and plenty of Marvel superheroes hanging off various buildings.

A Strictly Come Dancing inspired display, complete with scarecrow judges, won the group category with a scout camp re-creation in second place and a scene from 1980s classic Ghostbusters in third.

In the individual category, Witch on the lamppost took top place, with Ironing Man second and ET in third.

Coun Raphael said: “It was an honour to judge this year’s festival but a really tough job.

“The standard of entries and creativity was very impressive.

“Congratulations to everyone who took part and the organisers for their hard work.

“It was a lot of fun and will have brought a smile to the faces of a lot of people.”

Coun Raphael is currently on a tour of the district with the aim to visit every parish by April next year, when Wychavon celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/fifty to find out more.



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