It’s a beautiful fall day, it’s Friday to boot and I’m in the mood for a contest! Who feels like spotting scarecrows this weekend? Businesses throughout Barrington have decorated their storefronts with scarecrows for the Village’s annual community scarecrow design competition and I’ve been out on the streets snapping photos. Today we have a winner from last week’s first ever 365 Barrington Spot the Scarecrow contest and we have another mystery scarecrow for you to identify. Do you know where this artsy scarecrow is chillin’ this fall?
I’m told that the hot pink flower pot will be a dead giveaway, but we’ll see. If you can tell us what business this straw painter belongs to, you could be our next winner and we have a great prize for this week. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner and the fireman scarecrow we featured. We had some great guesses and we drew our winner’s name today. We’ll reveal the winner after we take a look at the man behind the scarecrow. He’s Brian Long, the owner of Long and Company Jewelers at 105 E. Main Street. Brian says he’s pretty proud of the store’s straw man this year who has been decked out in fireman gear, a tribute to the heroes of September 11th.
You’ll find Brian and Long and Company Jewelers right in the center of town, on the southeast corner of Route 59 (Hough Street) and Lake Cook Road (Main Street). He sells gorgeous jewelry, offers jewelry and watch repair, cleaning and appraisal services plus, he’s the exclusive Waterford Crystal retailer in town. The winner who correctly identified the scarecrow outside of Brian’s storefront wins $30 dollars worth of in-store services. It’ll come in handy because they’ll fix or clean your jewelry or put a new battery in your watch while you wait. The store has a great laid-back vibe, too, and was beautifully refurbished by the Longs before they opened for business back in 2006. In fact, as you’ll see by her guess, this week’s winner is already a big fan and her name is…
Congratulations and thanks for your guess, Courtney. I’ll be contacting you in the coming days with the details about how to receive your prize and you can last week’s scarecrow photo and all of our guesses by clicking HERE. Now to this week’s contest. You could win a $15 gift certificate to spend at the shop that designed today’s mystery scarecrow. It’s another popular intersection in town, so keep your eyes peeeled and give us your best guesses.
Here’s how it works:
All you have to do is tell us what business this scarecrow is standing in front of and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win the featured prize of the week. The rules are exactly the same as our “Guess Where Wednesday” mystery photo contest that we’ve hosted here before.
- You can submit your guesses about where today’s scarecrow photo was taken below in the comments area for this post.
- Next week, we’ll draw a name, reveal the winner at 365Barrington.com and contact that person with instructions about receiving the prize of the week.
- Only one guess per person is allowed.
- Only guesses posted here on this website, not on Facebook or Twitter, will be entered into the weekly drawing.
- Your email address must be valid, so we can contact you if you win.
There you go! All you have to do is SUBMIT YOUR GUESS IN THE “COMMENTS” BOX BELOW. If you want to recommend a scarecrow for us to feature in an upcoming contest, send me an email at Liz@365Barrington.com. In the meantime, good luck with your guessing and here’s one more look at this week’s Mystery Scarecrow Photo.