A display on Sesame … oops, North Magnolia Street won this year’s Scarecrow Harvest contest. At right, Shugs Cookie Dough & Candy Bar, with, from left, Amanda Mathews, Judi Holifield and Alise Mathews, won first place. Second place went to Magnolia State Bank, below left, and third place went to Peddlers Junktion, below right, with Anna Kelly, Elana Lawson, Bryleigh Beahm, Marina Beahm and Judi Holifield in the photo. The junior winner was St. John’s Day School, above. A total of 40 scarecrows were entered in the contest this year. Honorable mentions went to SouthGroup, United Way, Plum Crazy, Rusty Chandelier and Guild and Gentry. The contest is hosted every year by Laurel Main Street, judged the day before the Loblolly Festival and enjoyed by thousands of festival-goers. 

(Photos courtesy of 

Laurel Main Street)

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