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|A Weekend Fit For a Drive
|What is described as a celebration of the area's rural heritage, but could more easily be described as the annual celebration of fall in Knox County, officially begins on Saturday.
The annual Knox County Scenic Drive begins the first weekend of its two weekend run, with activities, food, and generally fun at various stops around the county, from Galesburg to Maquon and the Wolf Covered Bridge.
Jeri Wood of the Galesburg-Area Convention and Visitors Bureau tells WGIL's Terry Cavanaugh one of the scenic drive's annual events is this weekend only -- the annual Galesburg Scarecrow Festival, which features scarecrows designed by individuals in any of a number of categories.
"Children's is for 12 and under. We like the children to kind of do it themselves. Youth clubs and organizations are 13 (and) up like your sororities or your boy scouts (and) girl scouts, things like that. Then the businesses because here's a chance to advertise free for the whole weekend."
Wood says anyone designing a scarecrow can bring it to Standish Park starting Friday afternoon, and it will be left there secured through Sunday afternoon.
But Wood tells WGIL in addition to the scarecrows, there's another type of competition this year.
"This year we're real excited about having the big dog racing. This is two retired race cars that have a gaming system in it. You can actually get in it and take laps around Daytona and race against other drivers and if you happen to win the race, if you take the ten lap race, you win it, you get it free."
You can find out more about the entire Scarecrow Festival, and the rest of the Knox County Scenic Drive by CLICKING HERE.
|10 02 09 by Newsroom
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