Scarecrows in the Park

Scarecrows are popular fall decorations that you see this time of year but New Harvest Park in Knoxville takes it to a whole new level.

It's the second year for "Scarecrows in the Park" sponsored by the Knox County Parks and Recreation. Participates donated $10 which covered a bail of hay from The Home Depot to make a scarecrow.

Jordan and Matthew Graham are just one team to show off their scarecrows. It was a team effort they explain "We had to go over to my grandmother's house to get a bunch of newspapers. We crumpled them up and put them in bags. Then tied the bags and stuff them up in the clothes." says Matthew

Jordan says "I made all the clothes and we stuffed the scarecrows together. It took forever to get them to actually stand up because you have to get the stick to go all the way through the ground so it doesn't fall down."

Not only did the kids have fun making their scarecrows they're promoting New Harvest Park and the Farmer's Market. The Graham kids made their own version of scarecrows to look like characters from the Wizard of Oz.

Jordon showed us her creation of Dorothy along with other elements to make the story come alive. "We made a street sign that says New Harvest Park this way, Munchinland that way and Emerald City that way because it's name is Which Way to New Harvest Park."

Organizer Ellen Blasius says they hope this event becomes a long standing tradition, "It's a fun way to get people out to enjoy the park and also to get the community involved in our event."

The scarecrows will stay up until October 31st at New Harvest Park and Farmer's Market. Remember the Farmer's Market it every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.


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