Decision 2016: It’s time to vote for best scarecrow

It’s been a spooky couple of weeks. Every day more and more scarecrows kept appearing all over town, and now you can hardly walk anywhere without seeing several. Some are funny, some are political, some are scary — and some are VERY scary.But they’re more than just seasonal decorations.

Now it’s time for you — the residents and visitors to Edmonds — to have your say and pick your favorite scarecrow in each of six categories: Residential, Food and Beverage Providers, Retail Businesses, Service Providers, Financial/Insurance/Real Estate, and Government/Art/School/Civic Organizations. This promises to be an election rivaling anything you’ll see on CNN.

Voting is open now and it’s easy. Just go to the Edmonds Scarecrow Festival voting page,, and make your choice.

And in an early indicator of how this hotly-contested election is going, visitors to last Thursday’s Art Stalk (the October edition of the regular Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk…”stalk not walk”…get it?) got the chance to vote for Best Scarecrow in the Art Stalk. It was a preliminary beauty contest that could give hints about who will be the big vote getters in the general election just now underway.

The Art Stalk winners? “Beeetrice Hunny B,” representing the Hunni Company, 109 Sunset Ave.; “Relocating,” the entry of Coldwell Banker Bain at 108 5th Ave. S.; and “Ed-Tropolis,” by My Edmonds News on the steps of the Edmonds Historical Museum at 118 5th Ave. N.

Congrats to winners, of course. But remember: The Best of the Art Stalk was just an early, fun, unofficial vote.

The real voting for the 2016 Edmonds Scarecrow Festival starts now. So what are you waiting for? Walk around town, look at the scarecrows, visit the website, and cast your vote.

For more information on voting, contest rules and more, go to the Edmonds Historical Museum’s Scarecrow Festival web page here.

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