Once again this October, the Greene Patriots 4-H Club, our traditional 4-H club and a member of 4H@WPAFB, in conjunction with the Prairies Youth Center (PYC) at WPAFB is inviting all base units & offices, as well as, all community youth organizations to show off their expertise by crafting scarecrows for the Second Annual PYC Scarecrow Competition & Exhibition. The Prairies Youth Center Second Annual Scarecrow Contest is open to area Youth Groups including 4-H, BGCA, Civil Air Patrol, Scouts, Religious Affiliated Youth Groups,
Sports Teams, Area School Groups, and all other youth programs non-profit or commercial may participate as well. WPAFB base organizations inlcuding 88th ABW Groups & Directorates, 88th ABW Staff Agencies, WPAFB Major Tennant Units, Other Base Agencies, Clubs, and Affiliated Organizations are also asked to participate.
This year’s competition will feature five categories – Traditional Scarecrows, Military/Patriotic Scarecrows, Topical (Humorous, Celebrity, Fantasy, etc), Scarecrows, Teen Crafted Scarecrows, and Kids/Family Scarecrows for ages 12 and under. Scarecrows should be sturdy and weather-resistant since they will be on display at the PYC through November 1st. Any unit wishing to have a scarecrow displayed during November can contact Greene Patriots at the PYC to arrange for delivery.
The PYC is located at 641 Chapel Lane, in the Prairies housing area. Set-up should be between October 12th–16th. Awards will be announced on October 30th. Green Patriots are suggesting that any adult unit participating consider a $5.00 donation to help cover the cost of Trophies and prizes. Any group interested needing more information should contact the PYC staff at 937-904-4700.