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Hub Staff

Many community members are finding imaginative ways to fundraise given the hindering restrictions of COVID-19. One such event, organized by the Chantry Island Chambettes, will support two local food banks while hosting a festive fall adventure for Saugeen Shores.

The Saugeen Shores Scarecrows “Get Stuffed” event challenges local residents to conjure a little creativity for a good cause. Households are asked to construct a scarecrow (or several) outside their home.

Participants can register to have their display added to the official Saugeen Shores Scarecrows “Get Stuffed” tour map. Maps will be available by donation with all proceeds going to the local food banks. Tour goers will have an opportunity to leave non-perishable food items while visiting the newly stuffed stars of the show. The items will be donated to the Salvation Army Food Bank and the Living Hope Food Basket. 

Key dates:

• Register your future scarecrow by Saturday, October 10.
• Pick up your Scarecrow Tour Map beginning Thursday, October 15 (locations below).
• Get your scarecrow assembled by Tuesday, October 20.
• Take the scarecrow excursion and donate non-perishable food items Tuesday, October 20 to Saturday, October 31.

Tour Maps will be available beginning on Thursday, October 15 from:

• Accents (downtown Port Elgin)
• Edward Jones (plaza next to Independent, Port Elgin)
• Southampton Olive Oil Company (downtown Southampton)
• Logan's (downtown Southampton)
• Kristen's Pharmacy (Highway 21 in Southampton, next to Tim Hortons)

Visit the Saugeen Shores Scarecrows Get Stuffed Facebook event page for more information.