Scarecrow Success!

“Look at this! It’s a King Mario!”
True to Mario’s beloved character and desire to be number 1, he stole the hearts of Halesworth during the annual Scarecrow Fortnight this year. Hetty’s Little Copy Shop won first prize, with Gru
from Number 7 Hair taking second place. In third place was Willie Wonka at HUUS.
The town was buzzing during Scarecrow Fortnight running from 14th to 28th October with so many local businesses and charities taking the opportunity to get creative and involved. Alongside the
scarecrows we ran three treasure trails: pumpkins, ghosts and witches. All three trails were a great success and the winners were delighted with their cash prizes. A special
well done to Chloe the winner of the Pumpkin trail, who has been chosen to switch on the Halesworth Festive Lights on the 18 th November 2023.
In total, we raised £320 for Halesworth Christmas Lights and funded two craft sessions at Purple Pumpkin Creative Studios and a Mad Hatter Tea Party in the library.
“The fortnight was a great success and really engaged the whole community with something for all age groups to do or take part in. We wanted to take the time to say a special thank you to Halesworth Fairies for donating the prize money. And Andy from H.R.G. services for engraving the trophy for free. So, all hail King Mario and we look forward to seeing people’s new creations next
year.” Pauline Milsted, Co-organiser of the Scarecrow Fortnight.


Halesworth Town Council
Waveney Local Office,
London Road, Halesworth
Suffolk IP19 8LW
Clerk’s Office
Tel: 01986 874517
Town Clerk: David Lines
Deputy Town Clerk: Phillippa Welby
Finance and Admin Officer: Jenny Jenkins

Marketing Coordinator: Philippa Salvoni
The office is open
9am – 1pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
or by appointment
Halesworth Town Council
Waveney Local Office,
London Road, Halesworth, 
Suffolk IP19 8LW
Office Opening times:
9am - 1pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday or by appointment
Tel: 01986 874517
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