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First Weekends in Plattsburgh invites your business or organization to create a scarecrow that will be displayed at your business location during the month of October.
Scarecrows can be any size and made out of any materials! (Tip: Use your products/packaging in your scarecrow!) On November 2, First Weekend volunteers will transport all scarecrows to Trinity Park where they will be displayed for all to see!
During this period, there will be a photo contest, where residents can take creative photos with scarecrows and post them on First Weekend’s Facebook and Twitter pages (@fwplattsburgh and #scaryplatts). Most popular photo wins scarecrow of their choice! The contest is a fun and unique way to receive month-long publicity for businesses to a broader audience and spread awareness of First Weekends.
“The scarecrows are bound to generate attention,” explains First Weekends of Plattsburgh Inc. Vice President Leigh Simonette, “By having a photo contest we hope to use that attention to both our benefit and the participating businesses. People are going to get competitive about who can take the most creative photo.”
If you are interested in participating, please notify First Weekends at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be provided with a “First Weekends” Button for your scarecrow to wear and list your business online.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in participating but may not have the time or staff to make a scarecrow, please contact First Weekends, and they may have options to assist in creating your scarecrow!
Secretary of First Weekends of Plattsburgh Inc