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Join in on this first annual, fun filled family activity! The Suffield Parks & Recreation Department, Kent Memorial Library, Suffield Senior Center & Mini Bus, and Suffield Youth Services have collaborated on this town-wide Halloween harvest themed event which will be held at the Senior Center on Saturday, October 22.

Scare-it-up-Suffield!We invite Suffield youth, adults, civic groups and businesses to create a one-of-a-kind scarecrow! There is no fee to enter, just get your friends together and construct your own creative scarecrow. Scarecrows should fall into one of the following categories: Most Creative, Funniest, Prettiest, and the most Spirit of Suffield. In addition, there will be a Youth award (children, ages 12 and younger) and a Teen award (teens 13-18, in school or home-schooled) who create a scarecrow with minimal adult help. This afternoon event will begin by Judges viewing and scoring each scarecrow based on these categories and there will be one winner voted on by everyone – the People’s Choice award! Prizes will be awarded at the end of the event. Scarecrows will be on display on the front lawn of the Senior Center, October 22 – November 1.

We encourage you to wear a Halloween costume as the scariness continues with the following schedule:

Noon–2 p.m. Halloween and Zombie Make-up by make-up artists. (First come, first served, limited participants.)

12:30 p.m. ‘Halloweeny’ Kid Movie.

1–2 p.m. People’s Choice Judging of Scarecrows.

2–3 p.m. a Zombie “Thriller” dance lesson (first come, first served, limited participation).

3–4 p.m. Goodies and Awards.

In addition, a Halloween-themed scary movie will be shown on Friday night, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center to kick off the weekend. Bring your own blanket to sit on, popcorn will be provided!

Participants must pre-register before Wednesday, October 19 for the scarecrow contest with the Parks & Recreation Department or the library. Contest rules and forms may be downloaded at or

Let’s celebrate autumn in New England and bring the community together with this free event for residents of all ages.

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