DEL NORTE—Residents and business owners have spent the last month participating in a very competitive contest vying for the top spot in the annual Scarecrow Bash.
After several years, the Del Norte Chamber of Commerce is now back in full swing, bringing local businesses a new and inventive team of local support to the area and revitalizing events in the region, including the Scarecrow Bash. Del Norte Chamber President and local business owner Will Kreuzter announced this year’s Scarecrow Bash winners stating that the event saw the highest number of participants to date and shared his hope that the event will continue to take flight for many years to come.
The town quickly became a scarecrow community as the autumn characters continued to pop up every day along city streets. The scarecrows were sponsored by the Del Norte Chamber of Commerce, The Columbine, Boogies Restaurant, Kathy’s Fabric and the Tucker-McDermott Foundation. Three scarecrows were chosen to win in the residential category and one business winner was chosen.
The streets throughout town, including several businesses along Highway 160, brought out their creativity this year to come up with the best scarecrow display, adding to the celebration of fall and the Halloween spirit. Residential winners awarded include: Jeannie Brown, 60 Spruce St.; Daren and Jamie Black, 440 Spruce St.; Monte and Andrea Robertson, 625 Columbia and Nineah Martinez, 555 Alder St., and Rio Grande Hospital won in the business category. The winning displays were chosen for creativity and voted on by the fellow residents.
Now, the chamber will turn its attention to the coming Christmas holiday and the annual parade of lights. This year the theme is 80s Christmas and the chamber is in need of people to sign up for floats. The parade will take place on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. with a fireworks display following the parade. The chamber is also accepting donations for the fireworks display, and any interested parties will be displayed on the chamber website as a generous donor.
Santa will be available for the children at the High Valley Community Center after the parade and fireworks. The center, in partnership with the chamber, will provide light refreshments and door prizes donated by local businesses. For more information or to donate, please visit www.delnortechamber.org or call 657-9081.