Dance Alliance, company 3 members celebrate in front of their 1st place winning entry in the Group category.
You probably noticed them when you were downtown Saline this past month. They arrived slowly attaching themselves to the trees and light poles and in the end there were 24 of them bringing a fun, artistic and playful air to the downtown Saline business district. Yes I'm talking about the straw filled creations that were part of the 3rd Annual Saline Scarecrow Contest. The month of October in downtown Saline has started to become synonymous with scarecrows and this year the number of entries expanded to 24 participants. Also expanding were the categories that winners were picked by voters. In order to make the contest a little more fair, participants could enter as either an Individual (3 or less creators), a Group (4 or more), a Small Business (less than 50 employees) or Large Business (50 or more employees).
Dominic & Joanna Bruno with son and 1st place Individual category winning entry Pope St. John Paul II
The Small Business category was certainly the most competitive with 11 entries, while the individual category was the least crowded with only 3 entries. The Group category had entries ranging from a youth group from St. Paul United Church of Christ, to Mr. Garbarz's 3rd Grade Class at Pleasant Ridge School. While the Large Business category saw some new entries in Flatout Bread as well as the return of Saline Parks & Recreation for a second year of participation. After most of the entries arrived the voting began and continued on until October 31st at midnight. Anyone could cast a vote for their favorite by simply visiting the scarecrow website. The voting has concluded and the winners have been crowned.
Hand in Hand Music Together - 1st Place Winner - Small Business Category.
The winners for the Individual category were: 1st place: "Pope St. John Paul II" by Dominic & Joanna Bruno; 2nd place: "Frank" by Janet Dillon; 3rd place: "Drew" by Leo Babcock.
The winners for the Group category were: 1st place: Dance Alliance, Company 3; 2nd place: Dance Alliance, Company 2; 3rd place: St. Paul's United Church of Christ Youth Group.
The winners for the Small Business Category were: 1st place: Hand in Hand Music Together; 2nd place: Mod Squad Salon; 3rd place: "Mr. Scary Perry" by Perry's Tuxedo Plus & Mr. Garbarz's 3rd Grade Class at Pleasant Ridge School.
The winners for the Large Business Category were: 1st place: Saline Parks & Recreation; 2nd place: Saline City Hall; 3rd place: Flatout Bread.
All entries and winners can be viewed at the scarecrow website: http://borerchiro.com/saline-scarecrow-contest/2014-winners----.html.
Final votes can be viewed here as well: http://borerchiro.com/saline-scarecrow-contest/vote-/2014-voting-results-to-date.html.
Saline Parks & Recreation - 1st Place Winner - Large Business Category.
Thanks to everyone who entered. You helped make downtown Saline a really colorful and creative place to visit during the month of October. Waldo enjoyed moving around town during the month of September and October and may return next year, well see.... Also next year some improvements and additions. Stay tuned. Start planning your masterpiece for next year. See you next October in downtown Saline.
We would also like to thank everyone that voted for their favorite scarecrow.
And we certainly want to acknowledge all of the sponsors who made entering and voting a rewarding experience. Everyone that entered the contest as well as voted in the contest received a special treat from one or more of our generous sponsors. Dairy Queen donated free ice cream cones. Benny's Bakery donated your choice of a cookie, or a donut. And Busch's donated a free candy bar. Yum!
All prizes will be mailed out this week - so watch your mailboxes and then enjoy! Thanks for taking part this year - tell your friends to join in next year.
See you all next year! - Dr. Rob Borer, Borer Family Chiropractic
Author: Dr. Robert Borer, Upper Cervical Doctor at Borer Family Chiropractic has been serving the Saline, Ann Arbor, Milan, Ypsilanti area since 1999. During this time Dr. Borer has delivered over 70,000 precision spinal adjustments to the upper neck and developed an expertise in analyzing, correcting and resolving some of the most challenging health problems related to upper spinal issues such as neck pain, headaches, migraines, stiffness, numbness, tingling, TMJ-TMD, Trigeminal Neuralgia and restricted motion.