Scarecrows Make Annual Debut In Los Alamos

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics showcases one buff gymnast in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s scarecrow contest. The scarecrows will be displayed along Central Avenue through Nov. 1. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

A really, really old Hillstomper takes part in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s scarecrow contest. The contest kicked off Saturday and continues until Nov. 1. All entries will be judged and awarded prizes. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

Staff Report

Los Alamos Arts Council brings a bit of frightful autumn fun to downtown Los Alamos every year by sponsoring the annual Scarecrow Contest. 

Since 2001, scarecrows created by local businesses, clubs, organizations, schools, families and individuals have graced the streetlights along Central Avenue during the week before Halloween.

Prizes are awarded for scarecrows that display the most creativity and seasonal spirit.

Tonelli-Shipman Crew’s ‘Friends not Enemies’ scarecrow is featured in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s scarecrow contest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Aspen Copies and Office Supply features ‘Danbo’ in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s scarecrow contest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Jerre Walterscheid’s ‘Mardi Gras Grannie’ greets drivers and pedestrians along Central Avenue. The scarecrow is featured in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s scarecrow contest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Los Alamos Historical Society’s ‘Frank-Cute Monster Cowboy’ takes part in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s scarecrow contest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company’s scarecrow wishes he had a brain. The scarecrow, which is an entry in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s scarecrow contest, also promotes the dance company’s upcoming show, ‘Alice’ Nov. 13-15. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

‘Hank’ is all set to help Habitat for Humanity build a home in Los Alamos. 

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