The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission congratulate NMS eighth-graders for their bone-chilling scarecrow display this year. During the last week of October, passersby on Queen Street, Newtown were treated to the imaginative student creations in the Annual Scarecrow Competition. From creepy traditional to TV/movie characters to teen-fantasies-come-true (“Who Killed Hanna Montana”), there was something for everyone in this tableau. The annual event is a fundraiser, charging voters $1 per vote to raise money for the favorite charities of the top 3 winning teams. Over $1,000 was raised and donated to local charities Canine Advocates, FAITH Food Pantry and World Wildlife Fund.
First place winner went to the enormous fish created by Hannah Fitzgerald and Jesse Sailer out of several hundred donated CD’s.
Second place went to Toy Story’s Woody, created by Hannah Booth, Abby Callery, Kenzie Casey, and Megan Milano.
Carol from Where the Wild Things Are (book) took third place and was created by Caitlin Jones, Rebecca Oberstadt, and Katelyn Zimmerman.