Forbes Riverside Community Gardens held their annual Scarecrow competition last weekend and the entries did not disappoint. Entries were judged within four categories, consisting of Seniors, Juniors, Community groups and Preschools. With entry numbers up significantly since last year thanks to entries from Forbes Preschool, Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre, Good Start Early Learning Centre, Forbes Learning Ladder and Forbes North Primary School, judges were delightfully overwhelmed and hard pressed to choose winners from a sea of talent in each category.
Scarecrows were constructed using a variety of materials, some were sculpted from recycled metal while others were made of the more traditional straw. More than 100 visitors came through the Riverside Community Garden gates to delight in the spectacle of the weird and wonderful creations that showcased the talent and creativity of Forbes residents.