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
William Raveis: 79
Audubon Shop: 75
Modern Dog: 45
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.