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With More Than 1,000 Votes Cast, Vista Is The Winner!

Annual scarecrow contest draws voters online, shoppers downtown; Other winners include Smilow Cancer Hospital, DHHS wrestlers, and everyone who attended and had fun.

More than 1,000 votes were cast in the annual Sea, Shop, and Scare Scarecrow contest. Following the Scarecrow Soiree in downtown Madison Thursday evening, the Madison Chamber of Commerce has announced the top ten winners:


Vista: 137 votes

Strong House: 120 votes

Country School: 88

Sonas: 87

William Raveis: 79

Audubon Shop: 75

Coldwell: 67

Spot-Lite: 51

Modern Dog: 45

Watrous:42

The Sea, Shop, and Scare event Thursday night drew participants despite the blustery weather. At , a raffle was being held to raise funds that will be donated to Smilow Cancer Hospital to help defray the cost of a wig for someone undergoing cancer treatments. bellaPerlina also was one of many merchants who served treats to customers and passersby, including stuffed breads, homebaked goodies, and a choice of wine or seltzer.

The Daniel Hand High School wrestling team also was on hand with a table full of baked goods and popcorn, raising money. At R.J. Julia, cider from nearby Bishop's Orchards was being given out.

The Scarecrow Soiree fundraiser will benefit both the Chamber and the Scranton Library, assisting both organizations' goals in our community.  The event is sponsored by Madison Investment Center, Shoreline Collison & Restoration, Tidewater Inn, Peter Indorf Jewelers, Guilford Savings Bank and The Source.

Janet Connolly October 22, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Vista's was a very moving display--thanks for that. And, thanks to all who have been making downtown more lively this past month--love seeing the scarecrows all month! Join us next year - any civic group/youth group/club/team/school/class/family/business can make one, and proceeds go to a great local cause!
Pem McNerney (Editor) October 22, 2011 at 01:56 PM
I'm with you on that, Janet. Also, now that the summer residents are gone, it's important more than ever to make sure we shop local and take advantage of all the great stores and restaurants downtown.

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