November 04, 2020
By Eric Englund
Inexperienced Thumb Daycare (Supplied Picture)
Green Thumb Daycare was the winner of the Barnegat Township Recreation Department’s 1st-ever scarecrow decorating contest. The facility is situated at 361 North Principal St. (Route 9), not far too considerably from the 2nd-position winner, the Wawa at 550 North Primary St.
Jean Broadbent, recreation director, explained 17 businesses participated. “We believed this contest would be a fantastic way to drum up foot website traffic as effectively as spotlight enterprises,” she reported.
Township Committeeman Albert Bille, recreation department liaison, mentioned firms have to have a lot more assistance than ever owing to the pandemic. “We wanted to do what we can to endorse corporations, which includes special gatherings like this that ideally will convey extra people today into town,” he mentioned.
David Cavalier, Inexperienced Thumb owner, is no stranger to decorating. “We enhance for the slide and then we seriously go big for Xmas,” he reported.
The scarecrow was about 5 ft tall, he claimed. “It had hay stuffed in its shirt and jeans. The head was manufactured from pantyhose and was also stuffed with hay.” The scarecrow sat atop bales of hay, surrounded by pumpkins, corn stalks and chrysanthemums.
“This was a terrific concept,” Cavalier claimed. “We needed to have some entertaining throughout these hard periods.”
The two winners will be identified at the next township committee meeting, on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. —E.E.