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For the second consecutive year, city of Woodburn invites anyone living in the city's ZIP code to participate in a scarecrow decorating contest.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF WOODBURN - Woodburn Pet Hospital's 2020 scarecrow contest winner.It's scarecrow season, and the city of Woodburn is once again making it fun for residents.

Last year the city initiated a scarecrow-decorating contest, and area residents and businesses went to work on their creativity.

This year the contest is on again.

"It was a huge success last year so we're hopeful for another big turnout of applicants," city of Woodburn spokesman Tommy Moore said.COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF WOODBURN - 'Brick Crow Family' was the second-place winner of Woodburn's 2020 scarecrow contest.

The inaugural contest had 32 entrants and more than 500 votes. Woodburn Pet Hospital's Happy Howl-o-ween, "Lick or Treat" captured first place last year, followed by "Brick Crow Family" and "Halloween Hero."

"Even though first and second place last year were separated by about five votes, this year we've separated the businesses into their own category from residential," Moore said.

The contest is open to all residents, businesses, organizations, churches and nonprofits within the Woodburn ZIP code – essentially anyone with a Woodburn mailing address.

First place winners get a $100 gift card, second place a $75 gift card and third place a $50 gift card. There will also be a $100 gift card awarded for Best Catrina (an elegantly dressed skeleton figure). Applications can be submitted at the Woodburn Public Library or online at the city's website, woodburn-or.gov, navigating to City of Woodburn contests. Participants will submit one photo of their scarecrow, which will be used for voting.COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF WOODBURN - 'Halloween Hero' took third place in Woodburn's 2020 scarecrow decorating contest.

For information, contact Amanda Setzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Applications will be accepted until the end of the business day Monday, Oct. 18. Voting will take place between Oct. 20 and 31.


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