Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Scare-comboCatholic elementary schools in Manchester created family-friendly scarecrows for display on historic downtown Main Street.

Scarecrows designed and created by Assumption School, St. Bridget School and St. James School are among over 40 creations submitted by local organizations, businesses and individuals to the fifth annual Scarecrow Festival and Contest sponsored by the Downtown Manchester Special Services District. The creations will be on display through Oct. 26.

“Smartie,” in left photo, was submitted by Assumption School. It was created by fifth-grade students and parents with the help of fifth-grade teacher Alda Smith. “Smartie” stands on the lawn in front of the Mary Cheney Library.

“There’s No Place like St. Bridget” is the title of the entry submitted by St. Bridget School, center, featuring Dorothy and the Tin Man.

Scarecrow “Day at the Beach” was submitted by St. James School. It is on display across the street from St. James Church.