Public voting for Main Street: Greeneville's third annual "Scarecrows of Main" competition is now open.
Vote for your favorite scarecrows via e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mailing or dropping off your vote to the Main Street: Greeneville office, at 310 S. Main St.
Voting remains open through Sunday, Oct. 21.
There are four categories:
* Business; and
Votes will be tabulated based on the category selected on the entry form.
Seventeen scarecrows are entered in this year's contest.
The winner in each category will receive $25, a certificate, and bragging rights. Winning entries will be so marked and identified.
WHERE ARE THEY?
The display area includes the 12-block downtown area known as the Main Street District, along with Main Street from the U.S. 11E Bypass to the former Crescent School building.
Entries may be found at: Crescent School, 508 W. Main St.; 424 W. Main St.; 310 S. Main St.; 307 S. Main St.; 210 S. Main St.; 201 S. Main St.; 129 S. Main St.; 201 N. Main St.; 210 N. Main St.; Towne Square Shopping Center near Central Drug/Comcast.; 107 W. Church St.; 106 W. Depot St.; 109 W. Depot St.; 117 W. Depot St.; 130 W. Depot St. and 110 N. College St.
All entries will be on display to the public from now through Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Jann Mirkov, Executive Director of Main Street: Greeneville, had the following to say in a news release:
"What fun we are having with this contest. Contestants have really taken the time and effort to make some incredible displays.
"Word spreads like crazy, and people have called asking how to vote. Many have said how seeing all the scarecrows has made them smile and rethink their own youth.
"I can tell you one thing -- the adults have had a grand time with this. I talked to one of the entrants, and they are already planning for next year's contest. Comments like that tell me we are on to something.
"I would like nothing better than to see a scarecrow at each of the 185-plus properties within the district. Something tells me it won't take long to get there.
"I encourage everyone to come downtown and take a look around for themselves, and don't forget to vote."