The Transylvania Times -

By Linda Anders
Special To The Times 

Museum To Host Scarecrows On The Lawn


Calling all scarecrows, silly, scary, clever or outrageous. Transylvania Heri-tage Museum will host a Scarecrow Contest on its lawn, Saturday, Oct. 29, during Brevard’s Halloweenfest from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The traditional function of the scarecrow is to keep crows and other birds and animals away from harvest crops. Not only does the human figure purportedly keep animals away, but many scarecrows have noisy pans or knockers attached to them so that with each breeze the scarecrow would frighten away deer or birds.

Originally a replacement for farmers who would sit in the fields and...

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