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Sherbrooke Village Celebrates Seasons End

first_imgThanksgiving weekend in Sherbrooke will be extra special thisyear thanks to folklorist Clary Croft and some of the region’sbest scarecrows. Mr. Croft, one of Nova Scotia’s pre-eminent folklorists andmusicologists, has conducted extensive research into the originsof the musical traditions of Nova Scotia and is a weeklycontributor to CBC radio’s Mainstreet on the subject of folklore. He returns to Sherbrooke on Friday, Oct. 10 with a benefitconcert in aid of the Historic Sherbrooke Village DevelopmentSociety. The concert marks Mr. Croft’s first Sherbrookeappearance in two years. Clary is an honourary lifetime directorof the Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society and arecipient of the Sir John Coape Sherbrooke Heritage Award. The all-acoustic benefit concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,Oct. 10 in the Sherbrooke Courthouse. Clary will be joined by theSherbrooke Trio, a group of Sherbrooke area singers. Tickets are$8 and are available by contacting the village. On Saturday, the fun continues when the fourth annual SherbrookeScarecrow Festival kicks off at 1 p.m. Last year, 23 scarecrows were on exhibit in and around SherbrookeVillage with entries from village staff, local businesses andcommunity groups, members of the general public and the localhigh school tourism class. This year, scarecrow artist AngellaGeddes, of The Scarecrows of Necum Teuch, will display some ofher intricate work. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite scarecrowduring the festival, which runs until 3 p.m. on ThanksgivingMonday. A people’s choice award will be presented on Monday atthe close of the festival. Scarecrows will also be judged in anumber of categories including scariest, most original and beststaff entry. Sherbrooke Village will officially end the 2003 season onWednesday, Oct. 15 but will host Old Fashioned Christmasactivities during the last weekend of November and the firstweekend of December. For more information on benefit concert tickets or on thescarecrow festival call 1-800-743-7845 or visit the Web site athttp://museum.gov.ns.ca/sv .last_img

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