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Scarecrow Days celebrates Autumn, 10th Anniversary of Rockland Main Street, Inc.

Posted September 19, 2019

Rockland Main Street, Inc. invites the community to create amazing scarecrows to display throughout the downtown district and around the City of Rockland. The event is free and open to the general public. Individuals, families, artists, businesses, schools, clubs, and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to participate.

Scarecrows may be displayed any time after Saturday, October 5 through Friday, November 1. Judging will occur in October, with awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries.

To acquire a free scarecrow frame, participants should send an email to rocklanddowntown@gmail.com, or call 593.6093 during regular business hours.

Participants may use their frame to create their own original scarecrow. To be included in the judging process, additional information and event rules are available upon request.

Rockland Main Street, Inc. encourages the public to take photos of the scarecrows and share them on social media by checking in at https://www.facebook.com/RMSIDowntown/; and with the hash tags: #rocklandscarecrowdays, and #somuchhappensinrockland.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate fall, the creativity of City residents and businesses, and the 10th anniversary of Rockland Main Street, Inc.,” said Livka Farrell, Scarecrow Days Committee chair. “Rockland Main Street, Inc. events would not be possible without a large group of dedicated volunteers”, Farrell added.

Rockland Main Street, Inc. is a focused partnership of residents, businesses, and local government that enhances and protects the unique sense of place and economic vitality of downtown Rockland, Maine.

Now in its 11th year, the nonprofit downtown revitalization organization produces the Festival of Lights celebration over Thanksgiving weekend and the Summer Solstice Street Party and Dock Party in June.

Anyone interested in learning about volunteer opportunities may contact Necole Janczura, Volunteer Coordinator, at 207-593-1010 x2811 or Necole.Janczura@thefirst.com.