You may have noticed several creative scarecrows along Front Street these days. These scarecrows were made by several local organizations for the annual Crows on the Cane scarecrow competition, hosted by Natchitoches Main Street. The scarecrows will be up throughout the month of October, so make sure you come by the historic district to see them soon!
Cane River National Heritage Area’s “The Cane River Feu Follet” won Best in Show. The description tells of the legend of the Creole Fairy, Fee Folay, which is thought to be an incarnation of the natural occurrence of the “will o’ the wisp,” which appears as a ball of fire in marshy areas. The lights were known as fairies, spirits and sometimes the ghosts of loved ones.
Photos by Hannah Richardson
BOM’s “The Mandalorian”
Lagniappe Homecare’s “Nancy Needles”
Dazzle Dance Center LLC’s “Dancer”
French Market Express’ “Hellen”
Natchitoches Parish Library’s “Don’t Let Your Brain Go to Pot!”
Troop #60 of Natchitoches – Norwela Council Boy Scouts of America
Louisiana School for the Math Science and the Arts’ “Ace the Eagle”
Most Original is the City of Natchitoches Community Development’s “Professor Hootie,” who wants to keep the city “hooti-ful!”
Most Educational is NSU’s Marie Shaw Dunn Child Development Center’s “Sassy and Ninja-Weeno.” A sign beside the scarecrow shared that the NSU Child Development Center, the 3-4 year old frog classes worked together to create scarecrows from materials they have been studying about, such as tree items and fabric.
onorable Mention went to Mayeaux’s Lawn Service’s “Scare Squatch.”
Outside the Prud’homme-Rouquier House is the Service League of Natchitoches’ “Runaway Ghost Bride.”
Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce’s “Don’t lose your head… Join the Chamber instead.”
Burning Designs by Pam Bamberg and Juanice Gray’s “Headless Horseman.” Best viewed at night!
Hospice of Natchitoches’ “Nurse Rona”
Most Creative is the Women’s Resource Center’s “Celebration of Life.”