It’s one in a minion as scarecrows take over!


Staff reporter (Denbighshire Free)

AHOY the Ruthin annual scarecrow competition was another great success.

The theme for this year’s event was Pirates, traditional or modern and Ruthin residents had fun making the scarecrows and scattering them around the town.

The competition, coordinated by the Soroptimist International Denbigh, Ruthin and District Club, ran from April 28 to May 3.

The judges, Sandra Puddle from Eglwysbach and Jan Smith from Ruthin choose Ysgol Rhewl as the winners of the children’s class for their minion pirate displayed on the school railings.

Amy Davies and Sarah Burgess from Coleg Cambria, Deeside campus, were successful in the students' class with their entry displayed in the window of The COMPUTER Shop on Well Street.

In the open class, the winners, the Alms Houses residents, displayed their entry in Church Walks on St Peter's Church gates.

However the overall best entry was displayed outside main gates of Llys Marchan Residential Home on Mwrog Street, a gang of pirates and their ship, which scooped the £100 prize.

In 2012 Ruthin Forward agreed to let Soroptimist International, Denbigh, Ruthin and District organise and fund the Ruthin Scarecrow Competition as a community project for three years. 

Julia Hughes from Soroptimist International Denbigh, Ruthin and District, said: “The time has flown, and the Soroptimists extend their thanks to everyone who has participated in any way large or small to make it into a successful and fun part of the town calendar. Hopefully in 2015, another organisation will continue to organise this highly successful initiative.”

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