From very tall and skinny to short and stout, there is a haunting collection of scarecrows at the corner of Damen and Schiller (Pritzker School). They are the Wicker Park Committee's 2nd Annual Halloween Scarecrow Extravaganza. On display until the day after Halloween, photo opportunities are unlimited.
"This year we have eleven businesses as well as families who have gone all out with creative ideas," comments Andrew Wozniak. He and his wife Rebecca Wright are the creators of this event. Inspired by a scarecrow event at McPolin Farm in Park City, Utah, they convinced last year's Wicker Park Committee Board that this could be a great community event. Last year's success made this year's event something that many people looked forward to.
"Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate this year so the turnout was not as great as expected, but look at the quality of these entries!," Wozniak proudly pointed out. "It's a lot of work to get all the materials purchased and the clothes collected but community people were so into helping that they dropped bags of clothes at my backdoor, even if they were going out of town for the weekend!"
"A big thanks goes to Christy Webber Landscapes for getting the hay, delivering it on time just where we needed it. We could not have done the event without our WPC volunteers including: Craig Norris, Ted Varndell, Mary Tamminga and Ed Tamminga."
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