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Biedenharn scarecrow competition features competing area nonprofits for fun and prizes

Denise Krebs/

After a one-year hiatus, the Annual Biedenharn Scarecrow Competition returns to the gardens. On Tuesday, October 26, from 3pm-8pm, thirteen area non-profits will vie for the coveted Greater Ouachita Golden Pumkin Trophy and a cash prize.

Like so much else, the annual event was cancelled in 2020. Museum Director Ralph Calhoun says he is looking forward to an interesting group of entries. "This year we have a broader range of participating organizations, including other local museums, service groups, boy and girl scouts and Greek organizations from ULM."

Scarecrow night gives visitors an opportunity to vote for their favorite presentation. Admission is $5.00 per person. Half of the admissions is awarded to the winning display.

Scarecrows and other Halloween decorations will be displayed throughout Elsong Gardens Tuesday, October 26- Saturday, October 30 from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Jeremi was born in Monroe but was raised in Bastrop. He's majoring in Instumental Music Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and plans to become a band director, teaching music to high school students to make them better musicians.