Local family wins Leap scarecrow competition

Charlotte Donovan and family are the overall winners of the 2016 Leap Scarecrow Festival, which attracted thousands of people to the West Cork village over the October bank holiday weekend.

Their creation featured a bird with an eyeball in its beak and eyes that light up at night through solar power. It was described by the judges as ‘an absolute work of art, full of life like this village – a fitting winner of the Leap Scarecrow Festival.’

The Southern Star was delighted to figure among the category prizewinners, with its entry taking the Scary award.

The Artistic category prize went to Justin Connolly for his Welded Man creation.

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