Several clubs, organizations and businesses participated in Penn Yan's Scarecrow Contest held during October and sponsored by the Yates County Chamber of Commerce. "Lots of thought, and fun went into the planning of the scarecrows that lined the Village streets. Families and visitors stopped to admire and enjoy the many different displays," says Chamber of Commerce CEO Mike Linehan.

Hundreds of ballots were counted as onlookers cast their votes for their favorite scarecrow. Scarecrows were judged in the following four categories. Winners and cash prizes are listed below.

Best Of Show - Child & Family Resources $100

Most Creative- Rainbow Junction $ 25

Best Theme- Lyons National Bank $ 25

People's Choice- Penn Yan Public Library $ 25

Many thanks go out to all those who joined in on the event, adds Linehan.