Making a scarecrow means more than just having a fall decoration or scaring some birds away from your garden at the McDonald Garden Center. Their annual Make-a-Scarecrow event helps raise money for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD).
On Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., families are invited to their Independence Boulevard location to build their own life-size scarecrow creations.
The registration fee to join in on the fun is $30 and $25 of that fee goes to CHKD. Over the years, the event has raised more than $300,000 for CHKD and, in turn, local children who need the hospital’s specialized treatments.
The fee includes all the supplies to make the scarecrow and CHKD members and volunteers will be there to assist you. After the event, you can take your new scarecrow home.
“This is a really creative and family-fun event that brings out a lot of people that helps to make a difference for a great cause. And, there are always terrific scarecrows.” says Ashley Molion, Marketing Manager for McDonald Garden Center in a press release.