By Sonja Cropper, The Ripley Library –
The Ripley Library is inviting the public to again help decorate the fence in front of the library for Fall with Scarecrows.
The fence can accommodate twenty large and ten small scarecrows. The small scarecrows are new this year. The library will provide the cross form and burlap for the head. You do not have to use the burlap to create a head and can get as creative as you like.
There are many examples of scarecrows on the internet using things like buckets, plastic pumpkins, pillow cases and burlap for the head.
The forms are for anyone who would like to create a scarecrow. There are very few rules. The scarecrow must be a traditional family friendly scarecrow. If you are not sure if your idea is family friendly, just call the library and ask. You must use the form supplied.
Scarecrow forms are now available for pick up on. If you would like to reserve a scarecrow form before the pickup day, either stop by and sign the sheet or call the library.
Your completed scarecrow is due back to the library by Friday, September 23rd. The scarecrows will be attached to the fence on Monday the 26th of September. The library staff will attach a label to each one before it is attached to the fence with its creator’s name.
All scarecrows will be photographed and appear on the library Facebook, www.facebook.com/
Ripleyohiolibrary as well as in the Ripley Bee.
Questions – call (937) 392-4871.