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2019 Scarecrow Festival – Marine Garden

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Scarecrow Festival

December 9th @ Marine Gardens

On Sunday, Waterloo’s Marine Garden hosted the third annual Scarecrow festival, with entries from local schools. The afternoon event also included Christmas arts and crafts, Santa made a fleeting visit from the North Pole, and face painting and refreshments were on offer. This was all organised by Sefton Community Parks Officers (formerly Park Rangers) and Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens.

Children flocked into Santa’s Grotto to get their surprises, and then helped their parents in making Christmas decorations – Yule logs and wreaths. Alongside was the ever popular Face painting, with the added thrill of 3D tattoos for the brave ones.

Then there was Mulled Wine and mince pies. Gallons of fruity spicey steaming wine, and lots of cakes and decorated biscuits kindly donated by Friends of Moorside Park. (The mulled wine was of course alcohol free, so the delicious warmth of it could be enjoyed by all.)


Finally there was the judging of the scarecrows. There were fewer entries than in previous years, perhaps we were a bit too close to Christmas, but as ever the standard was high. Nick Thompson and David Jackson, from the Friends Group, undertook the difficult task of deep deliberation and judging. First prize went to Mr Snowcrow, who hailed from Forefield Junior School, and the runner up was Santa Crow from Forefield Infants School.

We’re already planning for next year’s Waterloo Annual Scarecrow Festival!

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