About 300 residents and several scarecrows attended a fall festival held Saturday at Poolesville’s Whalen Commons.
The scarecrows were part of a community contest, where the straw men were set up by families, churches and businesses in the area and judged at the festival.
The winner of the scarecrow contest’s community group category was “The Sermonator,” created by the Poolesville Presbyterian Church. The winner in the family group category was “Edgar Allen Crow,” created by the Stone family.
Children’s costumes were also judged in multiple categories, with an owl, she-devil and mouse in a trap winning top honors.
The event also featured a charity walk for Western Upper Montgomery County Help, Inc., which helps individuals and families gain access to basic needs upcounty.