Scarecrow Competition benefits Food Pantry

Photo credit: Joelle Albury

On October 17th, all ages gathered to spend a beautiful autumn afternoon making scarecrows to line the pasture fences at Aldermere Farm. The event was a competition to design the most creative scarecrow. The prize was 50 lbs of Aldermere beef to benefit a food pantry of the winner’s choice.  Candy Hutchinson of Rockport tied for first-prize honors with Isabelle Baker, 8, and Cora Casas, 8, both of Rockport; and Elizabeth Eaton, 16 of Hope. The winners selected Come Spring Food Pantry in Union to receive the prize beef.

“We decided to connect the Scarecrow Competition to our theme a of giving back to the community,” said Joelle Albury, Outreach & Office Manager at Aldermere Farm. “Next week we will deliver beef to Come Spring Food Pantry. It feels great to support an organization like Come Spring Food Pantry that is completely volunteer-run and helps so many people in need.”
Volunteers operate the Come Spring Food Pantry in Union year-round to provide food and household supplies to the residents of Union and Appleton that need assistance. During the growing season, the Teen Ag Crew at Erickson Fields grows produce which volunteers distribute to Come Spring Food Pantry as well as seven other area food pantries.