Public voting for Main Street: Greeneville's fourth annual "Scarecrows of Main" competition is now open.
Vote for your favorite scarecrows by email at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mailing or dropping off your vote at the Main Street office, at 310 S. Main St., a Main Street news release said.
Voting remains open through Sunday, Oct. 20.
There are four categories: residential/group, organization, business, or youth.
Votes will be tabulated based on the category selected on the entry form.
Twenty-seven 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 news release explained that the display area for scarecrows includes the 12-block downtown area known as the Main Street District, along with Main Street from the U.S. 11E Bypass to the Crescent Building.
Entries can be found at: the Crescent Building, 508 W. Main St.; 440 W Main. St.; 424 W. Main St.; 111 W. McKee St.; multiple entries at 310 S Main St. (Andrew Johnson Complex); 201 S. Main St.; 110 N. Main St.; 124 N. Main St.;129A N. Main St.; 210 N. Main St.; 214 N. Main St.; 220 N. Main. St.; 507 N. Main St.; Towne Square Shopping Center, near Central Drug/Comcast; 105 W. Church St.; Roby Center, East Church Street side; 109 W. Depot St.; 110 N. College St.; 200 N. College St.; and Greeneville High School practice field.
On Display To Nov. 15
All entries will be on display to the public from now through Tuesday, Nov. 5.
"We are having so much fun with this contest," said Jann Mirkov, executive director of Main Street: Greeneville, in the news release.
"Contestants have really taken the time and effort to make some incredible displays. We have several out-of-area entries that have set up this year, making the view from my office window a true delight," Mirkov said.
"People have called asking how to vote."
"I can tell you one thing, the adults have had a grand time with this," she said.
"We have almost doubled the number of entries this year so I think we are onto something.
"I can only imagine what our downtown would look like if there was a scarecrow at each of the 185-plus properties within the district.
"I encourage everyone to come downtown, take a look around for themselves, and don't forget to vote via email to (email@example.com) "