Holwell Scarecrow Festival raises almost £2,000 for hospice

PUBLISHED: 11:44 11 July 2018

Kerry Prest took first prize with an amazing horse and jockey crashing through the hedge. Picture: Nigel Eaton

Kerry Prest took first prize with an amazing horse and jockey crashing through the hedge. Picture: Nigel Eaton

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Hundreds of visitors turned out to enjoy the second annual Holwell Scarecrow Festival at the weekend.

Second Prize WinnerSecond Prize Winner

More than 40 scarecrows were entered into the competition, which raised money for Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care.

Organiser Nigel Eaton told The Comet: “We had an incredible weekend, with the whole village coming alive to create a wonderful atmosphere. The scarecrows were to an incredibly high standard, and so many of the villagers threw themselves into it heart and soul.

A close third was Patricia Everett's A close third was Patricia Everett's "Little Rocket Man". Picture: Nigel Eaton

“I’m proud to say that with everyone’s help and generosity we raised an amazing £1,197.53 to help Garden House Hospice Care with their invaluable service to our community.”

Kerry Prest won the competition with a horse and jockey crashing through the hedge. Second was Keeley Sparrow’s Home Education group with their ‘Greatest Showman’ display, and a close third was Patricia Everett’s ‘Little Rocket Man’.

The Holwell Scarecrow Festival brought some more World Cup spirit. Picture: Nigel EatonThe Holwell Scarecrow Festival brought some more World Cup spirit. Picture: Nigel Eaton

The variety of scarecrows ranged from pop stars to suffragettes. Picture: Nigel EatonThe variety of scarecrows ranged from pop stars to suffragettes. Picture: Nigel Eaton

Even the minions made an appearance at Holwell Scarecrow Festival. Picture: Nigel EatonEven the minions made an appearance at Holwell Scarecrow Festival. Picture: Nigel Eaton

The range of different scarecrows impressed spectators at the weekend's festival. Picture: Nigel EatonThe range of different scarecrows impressed spectators at the weekend's festival. Picture: Nigel Eaton

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