Scarecrow Festival a Rip-Roaring Success
Eskra's first-ever Scarecrow Festival was held in the lead-up to Halloween 2018. The event was the brainchild of Marisa Beattie & Terry O'Hagan, who, under the guise of Eskra Community Arts group led the way in establishing this novel event. The local community was asked to create and erect scarecrows to celebrate Halloween. A large number of families took part in the workshops that helped with ideas, methods and materials. Local farmer Gerry McAloon kindly gave permission for the use of his field near the Community Centre and almost 50 scarecrows were erected along the roadside fence in the week preceding Halloween. The road was, at times, choc-a-bloc with sightseers travelling some distances to witness this great display. The festival culminated in an evening of music, dancing, face-painting, balloon-figures and hot refreshments with local judges awarding numerous prizes in the various categories.
Eskra Community Association would like to thank all those who organised, helped or took part in this successful event. We are indebted to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council for providing funding to help defray costs.