Posted on: Monday 3 September 2018
Scarecrows that were created by visitors to Blaenavon Library over the summer were displayed at the annual Blaenavon Horticultural Show on Saturday 1 September.
The scarecrows were made from recycled materials during summer craft sessions run by the library and were judged by members of the horticultural society at the event, which was held in the Blaenavon Active Living Centre.
The winning entry was created by Alex Gardner from Blaenavon who received a junior garden set for first prize.
John Prince, chair of the Blaenavon and District Horticultural Society, said: “We are absolutely over the moon with the response we have had. We have struggled in the past to find a way to encourage more children to take part in the event and thanks to the library team we have had more take part than ever before.
“Everyone seems to have really enjoyed themselves and we hope to build on this for next year’s event.”
Bettina Robinson, senior library assistant, said: “We have had a fantastic response to our summer craft sessions and the scarecrow making has been a particular hit, with people even travelling from Newport to take part.
“We hope to work with the Blaenavon and District Horticultural Society again next year as this is a great way to get children doing something creative, while also building strong links in the community.”