In case you haven’t noticed, scarecrows have been spotted around Nunda recently.


They seem to be fitting in rather nicely, though, greeting passersby on the street, and at least one has gotten a job at the local post office.


But the visitors from the cornfields may not be seen around much longer. The scarecrows have been the result of Nunda businesses, organizations and individuals who have taken the time to place them around as part of Fall in Nunda, a shop-locally campaign, competing in a contest for best display.

In case you haven’t noticed, scarecrows have been spotted around Nunda recently.


They seem to be fitting in rather nicely, though, greeting passersby on the street, and at least one has gotten a job at the local post office.


But the visitors from the cornfields may not be seen around much longer. The scarecrows have been the result of Nunda businesses, organizations and individuals who have taken the time to place them around as part of Fall in Nunda, a shop-locally campaign, competing in a contest for best display.


Nunda Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Welch announced the winners of its first-ever scarecrow contest last week.


The idea came about as a way to celebrate the season in Nunda, but differing from the typical vendor-and-craft style festival, Cindy Welch said.


There were 14 scarecrows altogether, which is “not a bad number for the first year,” she commented.


Winners were based on the results from community response forms. The scarecrows were judged based on originality, color of costume and presentation.


Ribbons were awarded to the following displays:


For businesses, winners were:




Nunda Post Office

M&T?Bank

Kathy’s Florist

For community groups, winners were:




Rotary Interact

Creekside ICF

Oakland Wesleyan youth group

For adults, winners were:




Geri Stokes

Wayne Berry

Lisa Foose

In addition to ribbons and bragging rights, winners will have photos of themselves with their winning displays on the chamber’s website for a year. Welch noted that hopefully, Fall in Nunda can expand to include more items next year.