A final farewell for village’s annual scarecrow festival

Little Paxton Scarecrow Festival

Little Paxton Scarecrow Festival - Credit: Archant

Little Paxton said goodbye to its annual scarecrow festival earlier this month, with an array of interesting creatures popping up in the village for the final event.

Little Paxton Scarecrow Festival

Little Paxton Scarecrow Festival - Credit: Archant

For almost a decade, a committee of hard-working volunteers has raised more than £7,000 for local clubs and charities, using festival proceeds.

On May 13, crowds descended on the village to admire the 17 scarecrows that had been lovingly designed by residents and organisations.

This year’s winner was the ‘schools out for summer’ scarecrow created by Little Paxton Primary School, followed by Bill and Ben in second place.

Little Paxton Scarecrow Festival

Little Paxton Scarecrow Festival - Credit: Archant

Veronica Williams, committee chairman, said: “We have loved doing it over the years. The original organisers started the event as a way to get the community involved and to try and get residents to support local charities and organisations.”


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Mrs Williams added that throughout its time, almost every club in the village had been awarded funds from the festival, including the church and the local cricket club.

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