Scarecrows 2017 takes up a Disney theme

May 08 2017

FAMILIES in Hanham will be out in force later this month when the annual scarecrow trail hits the High Street.

FAMILIES in Hanham will be out in force later this month when the annual scarecrow trail hits the High Street.

The event - on the weekend of May 20-21 from 10am-2pm - will see Disney-themed scarecrows adorn the windows of shops, organisations and businesses.

It is being organised by Friends of Christchurch School who have been hosting the event for the past six years.

Friends co-chair Lucy Champion said: "I came up with the idea a few years ago after visiting scarecrow trails in Pucklechurch and Laycock and thought Hanham would be the perfect place to try it. 

"If all the scarecrows turn up we should have about 50 including ones from local schools. It's really nice because the businesses are so onboard with it. 

"It gets people to the High Street, which is really nice."

Entry costs £3 for a family of up to five and 50p per extra person. 

There will be a prize for the most guessed scarecrow and runner up, plus a trophy for the best scarecrow as voted for by hunters.

Forms are available on the day from Hanham Community Centre where refreshments will be served.