Scarecrows Scare Away Hunger

The Great Park’s second annual Scarecrows in the Park event, presented by the Orange County Great Park and Second Harvest Food Bank, gives local businesses and community organizations the opportunity build and display unique scarecrow creations while providing support for a worthy cause. Teams create their own imaginative scarecrow that showcases their organization’s spirit and mission, while supporting efforts to help alleviate hunger in Orange County.

Entries will be exhibited at the Great Park’s annual Pumpkin Harvest event on Saturday, Oct. 22, where more than 8,000 people are expected at the free community event. Great Park guests will vote for their favorite scarecrows and the winning entries will be featured on the Great Park website.

“Every dollar donated funds three meals for those in need,” said Joe Schoeningh, director of Second Harvest Food Bank, which tries to fill the stomachs of an estimated 615,000 people in county at risk of hunger each month.

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