Scarecrow festival set for Sept. 18 in Akron

The Friendship & Service Club of Akron, IA will host its annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival and Contest in the Akron City Park on Saturday, Sept. 18. The event opens to the public at 10 a.m. and will last until approximately 4:30 p.m.

A number of activities for all ages are being planned, but the primary purpose of the event is the celebration of scarecrows. According to the Friendship & Service Club, everyone is welcome to create a scarecrow and enter it into a contest.  Scarecrow judging starts at 10 a.m., with prizes awarded at noon. At 2 p.m., the scarecrows will be sold at auction.

The day will include over 40 crafters, and offer kids' games, a petting zoo, a jumping cage, cow-pie lottery, face painting and other entertainment and a chain saw artist.

The Akron Firemen's steak fry will be held Sept. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at the fire station.

All proceeds from the day's activities will go toward funding community projects in Akron. For more information, contact Sue Higman at (712) 568-2852.

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