Saturday, October 20, 2012
The invasion has started!
Sometimes the scarecrows begin to appear long before the colours start to change. By mid-September they are out in full force and hang about until Hallowe'en. It's all part of the Meaford Family Festival that culminates in a Scarecrow Invasion parade and fun night in the town. Very few people in the area miss this. It is just so much fun.
One year the dogs and I marched in the parade along with other dogs and their families, representing Beautiful Joe Park, which is a marvelous park devoted to everyone but especially dog lovers...Beautiful Joe's author Margaret Marshall Saunders was from Meaford - a lovely little town on the shores of Georgian Bay and in the middle of apple country.
If you want to see more scarecrow faces go to www.meaford.com/scarecrow - you'll find lots. There is lots to enjoy in fall. This particular celebration is certainly one of them.