Scarecrows and other things Fall Harvest

A part of Andersen Corporation’s winning pumpkin display. Photo supplied

Local businesses throughout town displayed fun scarecrow scenes for the Fall Harvest Scarecrow Challenge, an event of North Branch Area Chamber’s 22nd Annual Fall Harvest Festival Sept. 26-30.

This year’s winner is Andersen Corporation with its  window washers display, the chamber announced last week.

“Thank you everyone who participated,” the chamber continued. “Your creativity made it a challenge to choose.”

Other businesses that participated were the American Legion, Associated Bank, Fairview Clinic, First State Bank of Wyoming- Stacy, Gallery On Main, Lake State Federal Credit Union, My Time Massage, North Branch County Market, North Branch DQ Chill & Grill, North Branch Floral, North Branch Liquors, North Branch Used Book Store, Peoples National Bank, Sun Dental, Victory Lane Quick Oil Change, North Branch Dental, Hair Design and Wild River State Park.

Congratulations to Greg Crowell who found the treasure in the festival’s Treasure Hunt. Wrapped in a potato, it was located behind the Sunrise School between the brown shed and a downed log.

On Saturday, the public checked out the Art, Craft and Commercial Fair at Central Park. The Scarecrow Stampede 5K, along with 1-mile Scamper Fun Run/Walk, generated a nice turnout on the Sunrise Prairie Trail.

Suzie Ellingson was only off by a single pound in guessing the weight of the giant pumpkin, which actually weighed 240 pounds.

Trophies were awarded in the Classic Car Show, and treasures were found at the Snowmobile & Motor Sports Swap at JJ’s Bowl & Lounge.

The festival had something for everyone.

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