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St. Charles Business Alliance announces Scarecrow Fest contest winners

ST. CHARLES – After a weekend that drove tens of thousands of visitors to St. Charles to see more than 100 scarecrows, more than 5,500 votes were tallied for the 2019 Scarecrow Fest contest.

The weekend-long event featured not only the Scarecrow Contest in Lincoln Park, but also the Autumn on the Fox arts and craft show and the Windy City Amusements carnival.

The winners in each category of the scarecrow contest are as follows:

Individual Category:

1st place: Klaus Gerischer with the entry, “Time Out Scarecrow”

2nd place: Lily Contreras with the entry, “Guacamole, Please!”

3rd place: The Arami family with the entry, “Barking Up the Wrong Tree!”
Family Category

1st place: The Fraser and Banks family with their entry, “Ms. Pumpk-Man”

2nd place: Elizabeth Rivera with the entry, “Children’s Hospital Angels”

3rd place: Dan’s friends and family with their entry, “In Memory of Uncle Dan”
Mega Category

1st place: Anderson family with the entry, “Monsters Inc.”

2nd place: Fran Volz Studio LLC with the entry, “Rocking Horse”

3rd place: Kevin and Lindsey Hermann with their entry, “Snoopy Takes Flight”

1st place: Ted and Christine Eynik with their entry, “Jungle Rhapsody”

2nd place: Larson family with the entry, “Christmas Graveyard”
Non-Profit, Clubs and Schools

1st place: St. Patrick Preschool with the entry, “Don’t Let the Preschooler Drive the Bus!”

2nd place: Bell Graham Girl Scout Troop #499 with the entry, “Cookies are Magical”

3rd place: Anderson Elementary with the entry, “The Sky is the Limit”

1st place: Skyline Tree Service with the entry, “Woody”

2nd place: Wine Exchange with the entry, “Dionysus– Goddess of Wine”

3rd place: All Things Art Studio with the entry, “Alice in Wonderland”
To view more Scarecrow Fest photos, go to or the St. Charles Business Alliance's Facebook page,

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