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Make a Scarecrow ~ A Local Tradition!

Our annual Make-a-Scarecrow event began more than 20 years ago to provide Hampton Roads residents a family-fun event while raising funds for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

Every fall, families are invited to build their own life-size scarecrow creations at McDonald Garden Centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. All proceeds from the $25 registration fee benefit the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD). The annual Scarecrow event has proven to be a very successful fundraiser for the hospital. Last year there were almost 1,000 scarecrows made and more than $24,000 raised for CHKD. More than 70,000 dollars has been donated to hospital since 2008.

The registration fee includes all supplies for making scarecrows. CHKD members and volunteers are on site to assist with scarecrow making. Participants are welcome to take their creations home for fall decorating after the event.

The unique concept for Make-A-Scarecrow was the first of its kind in the area and has become a Hampton Roads tradition. This creative and family-fun event brings out a lot of people that help make a difference for a great cause and continues to grow every year!

Join us Saturday or Sunday to Make a Scarecrow. Make a Difference. >>