Enter the fifth annual Scarecrow Contest as part of Lakewood Ranch's Boo Fest, the annual free family Halloween gathering, Oct. 25 on Main Street. You can register your scarecrow online now in order to have it displayed on one of the lamp posts along Main. Judging will be held during Boo Fest, 6-9 p.m., and the winners will receive gift cards from Trattoria, MacAllisters, Ed’s Tavern, Pinchers Crab Shack.
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East Word editor Joel Welin has lived in southern Manatee County since the mid-'90s,"back when it was still old groves,oak hammocks and pastures." After a seven-year odyssey through the Midwest, he returned to Florida and the Bradenton Herald as East Manatee editor. Contact him at 941-745-7011 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twiiter: @emporian