Taney baseball, ‘Frozen’ and ‘The Lego Movie’ highlight Morris Arboretum’s scarecrow contest [updated]

There’s not too much time left to catch 30 entries in this year’s Scarecrow Walk and Design Contest at Morris Arboretum.

Lined along the Oak Allée through next Sunday (Oct. 19), this year’s theme is “Heroes and Villains” and entrants stayed true to that theme with scarecrows ranging from Emmet from “The Lego Movie” to Mo’Ne Davis of the Taney Dragons baseball team.

Participants in the event, which started Oct. 4, were provided with frames, hay, burlap and twine. Visitors then vote for their favorite scarecrows to determine which will win first prizes that include cash and gift certificates.

Marie Ingegneri, a Morris Arboretum spokeswoman, said the seventh-annual Halloween season event offers a great way to connect with the community.

“So many benefits have come from this,” she said. “For the families, it’s a way to bridge the generation gap because everyone gets to vote and it’s teaching moment.”

For more information, visit the Arboretum’s website.

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