St Charles Scarecrow Fest Entry – ROMP Rescue
We are so excited to announce that our entry in the whimsical category of the St Charles Scarecrow Fest 2013 won 3rd place! ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue receives a $150 prize for our 3rd place finish which we will be putting towards saving more pups! Thank you to everyone that went out and voted for our ‘Rescued is my favorite breed / petrified pets’ themed entry! Here are some photos from the event AND we were even featured in the Daily Herald, you can see our photos featured by the news publication here: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131012/news/710129894/photos/. The Kane County Chronicle also referenced us: http://www.kcchronicle.com/2013/10/14/minions-rule-at-scarecrow-fest/am4ke8g/. And, the Beacon News by the Sun Times referred to our entry here: http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/23112180-418/autumn-magic.html
We painted skeletons on the dog statues because, it is true, many of the dogs we rescue from the mills come to us as skin and bones! Plus, it is a little spooky looking which is fitting for a Halloween themed event. W spooky skeleton was walking the petrified pup pack but apparently it didn’t scare off this little girl that jumped right in to check them out.
The words ‘adopt’, ‘foster’, ‘donate’, ‘volunteer’, ‘rescue’ were placed on dog bones that were sticking out of the ground. To complete the entry we placed our banner in the background and our ‘ROMP Rescue’ name in letters on the ground.
We want to thank everyone again for helping us win, we really appreciate your support and continuing to educate those to ADOPT and not shop for your next furry family member!
What is the St. Charles Scarecrow Festival? It is put on every year around Halloween, since as long as I can remember, and this year took place from October 11-13, 2013. It consists of food vendors, live bands, a carnival, scarecrows, childrens festivities, food eating contests and a scarecrow contest (that we entered). Our entry was located at Lincoln park near the 5th and Main Street corner. You can view our winning entry and more information about the St Charles Scarecrow fest here: http://www.scarecrowfest.com/contest_winners.php