Belvedere’s first Scarecrow Festival was held over Hallowe’en weekend, with Mullingar Educate Together receiving a number of awards in the scarecrow competition.
Schools, groups, and individuals were invited to take part in the competition by creating a scarecrow figure that was either a traditional harvest figure, a humorous take on a well-known character, a celebrity figure, or a scary horror character.
General manager of Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, Bartle Darcy, visited Mullingar Educate Together National School on Wednesday to present prizes to the winners.
The school’s pupils took both first and third place in the primary school category for their scarecrow depictions of the X Factor judges, and for their creation entitled ‘Feather Top’.
Prizes included a Stroll ‘n’ Bowl school outing to Belvedere House and Rock ‘n’ Bowl, including lunch, with coach supplied by Rover Coaches.