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Scarecrows Scuttled

Meaford | by Fred Wallace  

2020 Scarecrow Invasion & Family festival Cancelled

Meaford’s Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival will not be staged this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Event Chair Donna Earl announced today the executive’s decision to cancel the event.

Donna Earl spoke to Fred Wallace and outlined the degree of discussion that was involved before the decision to cancel the Scarecrow Invasion and family Festival was formally announced.

 

 

Release from Meaford’s Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival

April 6, 2020, Meaford, ON - Meaford’s Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival will not happen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event Chair Donna Earl announced today, April 6th, the executive’s decision to cancel, stating the health and well-being of community volunteers as one of the main reasons for the cancellation. 

“Typically volunteers would be collecting used clothing and props at this time of the year and coming together in May to start the process of building hundreds of scarecrows,” she says. “Instead, we encourage our volunteers to practice social distancing, to stay home, stay safe, and plan on coming together this time next year.

“For now, we need to step back and recharge. The Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival will be marking its 25th anniversary in 2021. We have that to look forward to.”

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