There are only a few days left to vote for who you think should win the Village of Barrington’s annual scarecrow design competition. So we have time for one last Spot the Scarecrow mystery photo contest. One Barrington business designed their scarecrow with a Ride for 3 Reasons theme this year in honor of Bob Lee, who is wrapping up his 2,000 mile bike ride down the Pacific coast this week.

If you can guess outside what Barrington business we spotted the 3 Reasons scarecrow, you’ll have a chance to win a prize linked to the place where we took the picture.  Take a minute to look for the clue you’ll find under his armpit.  You can greatly increase your odds of winning just by picking up the phone ;)!

Bob Lee is getting closer, but he has yet to reach his goal of raising $1 Million to support initiatives related to cancer, ALS and Hospice end-of-life care. He still has to raise about $100,000 in individual donations to unlock $200,000 of matching funds that have been pledged to the cause if Bob can reach his goal. Bob says every little bit helps and he’s looking forward to visiting with supporters at his welcome home party, which is coming up from 4 to 5 p.m. at Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center on Saturday, November 3rd.  To learn more about the ride and support the cause, visit

And if you know where we took the picture of this week’s 3 Reasons scarecrow, all you have to do is enter your guess below for a chance to win.  But first, we just drew the name of last week’s winner and it is…

Courtney Nisbet! Congratulations, Courtney, it’s your lucky day! You were right. We found the Whitney Houston tribute scarecrow featured last week outside Mia Sorella Salon and Boutique on the corner of Main and Cook Streets in Barrington.  For winning our contest, Mia Sorella is giving Courtney a Sorella Signature Manicure and Pedicure from their spa, which is a $60 value. I’ll be in touch this week, Courtney, with details about how to receive your prize. Thanks for guessing.

The twin sisters who own Mia Sorella say they chose a Whitney Houston theme for their scarecrow as a tribute to an icon with such lasting influence on music and on fashion.  They also say it’s a great time to drop by to check out their new supply of cute jackets and scarves to warm you up as the temperature drops.  You’ll find Mia Sorella at 104 S. Cook Street in Barrington.

Mia Sorella Salon & Boutique at 104 S. Cook Street in Barrington, Illinois

If you’d like to vote for your favorite Village of Barrington scarecrow, voting is underway now. You have until October 31st (Halloween) to cast your vote by CLICKING HERE and they’ll announce the winners on the Village web site on Thursday, November 1.

Now to our new mystery photo.  If you know where we spotted the 3 Reasons scarecrow, here’s how to enter the contest…

* Submit guesses about where today’s mystery photo was taken in the comments area below for this post
* You have until the end of the day next Tuesday to submit your guess
* Next Wednesday, we’ll draw a name and reveal the winner at
* We will contact the winner with instructions about receiving the prize of the week
* Only one guess per person
* Only guesses posted here on this website (not on Facebook or Twitter) will be entered into the 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’ve guessed in our previous contests, please feel free to participate again this week! We’d love to see as many guesses as possible. We’re also working on finding more great prizes to give away for future “Guess Where Wednesday” mystery photo contests. If you would like to offer one of our upcoming prizes, please drop me a note at

So here’s one last look a this week’s mystery photo. We’ll share the answer and announce the winner one week from today.

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