Winners announced for Meredith Scarecrow Contest

MEREDITH — Twenty businesses and organizations in Meredith put their scariest, creative and best business related scarecrows on display for the Greater Meredith Program's 2013 annual scarecrow contest and the winners have been announced.

The Meredith Historical Society received the Scariest Scarecrow Award. There was a tie for the Best Business-Related Award, between Kara's Café & Cakery and Meredith Bay Colony Club. Another tie resulted in the Meredith Public Library and Meredith Village Savings Bank, Rt.104 branch, winning the Creative Award. Laconia Harley Davidson won the Favorite Award from those participating in the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt.

Judges for the event were Linda French, Consultant, Vynn Hale, owner of VynnArt Gallery and Bev Lapham, GMP Board member. The GMP Promotion Committee organized the "Spooktacular" events guide for Meredith.

Those businesses competing in the contest were Church Landing, Laconia Harley-Davidson, Lovering Volvo, Meredith Bay Colony Club, Forestview Manor, Moulton Farm, Ben &Jerry's Ice Cream, Kara's Café, Edward Jones Investment, Meredith Historical Society, Meredith Public Library, Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor, Meredith Community Center, AJ's Bait and Tackle, Four Season's Southby's Realty, Frog Rock Tavern, Moulton's Farm, Taylor's Country Style Restaurant and Robert Kozlow, DDS. GMP Executive Director, Liz Lapham, expressed her thanks to all the businesses who participated.