ST. CHARLES – The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the winners of the scarecrow contest.
The contest was part of last weekend's 28th annual St. Charles Scarecrow Fest and featured more than 120 entries.
The mechanical category winners were "Minions Rule!" by the Kiouressis family of Kenosha, Wis., first place; "Bridges: Something to ‘Hoot’ About" by Bridges Montessori Academy and Bridges Academy of St. Charles, second place; and "ScarecRowers" by St. Charles Rowing Club, third place.
The traditional category winners were "Despicable Me" by the Goodrich/Hogan family of Geneva, first place; "When Life Gives You Lemons ... You Make Lemonade” by Lazarus House of St. Charles, second place; and "Babywearing Scarecrow" by Babywearing International of North Central Illinois of Elburn, third place.
The whimsical category winners were "Rotten to the Cob" by Kelsey Rankin of Geneva, first place; "Timothy Crow" by Tom and Clare Groholski of Pingree Grove, second place; "Rescued is My Favorite Breed/Petrified Pets" by ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue of Chicago, third place.
The children's category winners were "Bee Kind. Bee Happy. Bee You!" by St. Patrick Preschool of St. Charles, first place; "Swing Set Preschool Presents the Old Lady Who Lives in a Shoe" by Swing Set Preschool of St. Charles, second place; "Baker Station and Dr. Grill" by St. Charles Park District–Baker Station, third place; "Keep Calm and Love Minions" by Western DuPage Special Recreation Association of Carol Stream, fourth place; "Brownies Rock" by Brownie Troops 4802 and 4061 of Geneva, fifth place; and "Rainbow Fish" by St. Mark’s Preschool of St. Charles, sixth place.
The family category winners were "Fangs the Scarecrow Vampire" by the Deja-Schultz family of Sugar Grove, first place; "Scarecraft" by the Weibel family of Wayne, second place; and "Zombie Chicken Coop" by the Rovge family of Chicago, third place.
The St. Charles business category winners were "Trellis Farm" by the Trellis Farm and Garden, first place; and "The Tin Man" by Mr. Gutter, second place.