Mini-Crows are hit at Harvest Festival


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The Mini-Crow division has been a hit for the past two years and promises to be even more creative this year at the Oct. 21 Viera Voice Scarecrow Stroll and Harvest Festival at The Avenue Viera.

Viera Voice Cory Davis

The Mini-Crow division in the Viera Voice Scarecrow Stroll and Harvest Festival has been a huge hit for the past couple of years. This year, it promises to provide even more creative entertainment.

Children who wish to build a scarecrow of their own and bring it at the start of the festival can win cash prizes in gift certificates. There is no entry fee for the two age groups — 6 to 9 years old and 10 to 15 years old. The first-place winner in each age group will earn $40. The second-place winner will take home $20.

While traditional ’crows will be posted across the greater Viera/Suntree area from Oct. 4 through 18 and moved to the Harvest Festival, the Mini-Crows will be on display only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Saturday, Oct. 21 event held at The Avenue Viera.

Unlike the traditional scarecrows in the event, the Mini-Crows will not be auctioned for charity but remain the child's property.

The Mini-Crow division was created to give children a chance to participate, Viera Voice publisher Jill Blue Gaines said. Many of the children who took part are hard at work on this year's entries.

Rules and a registration form can be found online at vieravoice.com/scarecrow-stroll. For more information, call 321-242-1235.