SCARECROW FESTIVAL INFORMATION - 2021

Scarecrow Calendar
 It's arrived...
The 2022 Pattingham Scarecrow Festival Calendar
featuring:
A4 Spiral Bound with hanger.
Monthly pages with write-on pannels for each day of the week.
Lots of your favourite scarecrow photographs.
Information on Bank Holidays, Special days, etc.
Comes complete with an envelope.
To order, contact Mike Coope on 01902 700426 or
mike@sensorland.com or download an
Order Form here >>

RAFFLE
1st prize
- Festival Scarecrow Cake (made & donated by Lychgate Coffee Shop) was won by
Sue Dean from Perton

2nd prize - a £50 Garden Voucher (donated by Lealans Garden Centre) was won by
Tracey Williams from Pendeford

3rd prize - Tea for Two Voucher (donated by The Pigot Arms) was won by
Sue Penny from Pattingham

4th prize - Bottle of Single Malt Whisky (donated by D.A.Baldwin) was won by
Kath Jordan from Codsall

CHILDREN'S QUIZ
Of approx 450 sold only 89 entries handed in of which 20 were correct & 2 prize winners drawn out -
Boy : Jasper Edwards from Shifnal
Girl: Livi Shinton from Wednesbury
Each received a £10 gift voucher

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Scarecrow registration has now closed and we have 120 scarecrows registered that will appear in the TICKET/TRAIL GUIDE that will be on sale at the desk in front of the Village Hall at a cost of £3 per adult. This guide contains a coloured map showing where all the registered scarecrows are sited along the 3 different routes, together with the scarecrow's name and the name of the designer/builder. There will also be several other welcoming scarecrows on view which fall outside the normal routes.

Also on sale will be the very popular SCARECROW BADGE and the SCARECROW QUIZ. Both are firm favourites with the children and cost just £1 each.

Refreshments, including filled rolls, homemade cake and drinks will be available at the rear car park of the Village Hall. Toilets in the Village Hall are accessed via the front door.



 

FREE Car Parking near the village...
Purpose Car Parks, A and B, will be available in fields a few yards down the Patshull Road, which will be clearly signposted and is for all to use at NO charge.
Vehicles and their contents are left at the owner's risk.




Our Anti-Covid Strategy...
Under the large cloud of the COVID-19 virus situation existing in the UK and Worldwide, the decision process by the Steering Committee to hold a Scarecrow Festival in Pattingham began in early 2021. Each twist and turn of the virus phenomena was monitored and a series of very guarded decisions were put in place over several months, until eventually in June it was decided to move the event forward by releasing the scarecrow registration forms. The quantity of these returned, it was felt, would indicate the strength of feeling from villagers as to whether the event should take place.

Four registration stations were placed around the village… in the Church, the Co-op, Martin Thomas butchers and the Pattingham Club. Within days, over 40 registration forms had been taken! Over the next few days, the display at the Co-op was filled several times with the result that to date around 150 forms have been taken. A sure sign from villagers that they are in favour of their favourite event… the Pattingham Scarecrow Festival.

Sponsorships from local businesses and also individual donations to help finance the event has also seen tremendous support, again indicating the positive backing of people in the area towards the festival.

The event has always carried with it the excitement, happiness and feel-good factor for all generations from a young child in a push chair to proud grandparents escorting their grandchildren around the village trail of unique and individual scarecrows. What better medicine could be given to the people of Pattingham after the months of forced isolation and lack of future events to look forward to ?

It has been decided that this year's event will only be publicised in Pattingham and the surrounding villages in order to control the amount of people attending the event so that it can be operated in the safest possible way.

The festival is mainly an outside event and will be set in a Covid safe environment with hand sanitiser stations placed around the village. The planned indoor activities within the Church and the Village Hall will be reviewed before the opening of the event and a decision made as to whether these will operate.

The committee has always been ultra-cautious in deciding the future of the 2021 Scarecrow Festival striving always to maintain the maximum safety of Pattingham villagers, their families and friends against COVID-19.

Mike Coope - Steering Committee



How the proceeds from previous Scarecrow Festivals have benefitted the local community..
2011 -
The total proceeds raised at this first event amounted to £7,000.
This was used to fund the NEW glass doors in the porch of St Chad's Church in Pattingham.
see below >>

2013 - The total proceeds raised this year was £10,500.
This amount was used as a further contribution to the NEW church glass doors, together with £4,200 given to help fund the development of the new play area on the village playing fields, the Pattingham Regeneration Group.

2015 - This 3rd event raised £12,500.
To date this has been used to fund £5000 worth of educational equipment in St Chad's C of E First School. The remaining amount will be used to finance another modernisation project in St Chad's Church.

2017 - This 4th event raised £13,600
The proceeds raised from this 4th event will be used in supporting our local school, St Chad's C of E (VC) First School, together with providing funds for further modernisation of the Church building.

2021 - This 5th event raised £8,990
The proceeds raised from this 5th event will be used in supporting our local School, St Chad’s C of E (VC) First School, the village Playing Fields Adult Gym project, and St.Chad’s Church West End Door project


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