Lakewood Kiwanis and Uptown Lakewood’s all-out efforts to expand the Scarecrow Festival along Madison Avenue from West 117th to Riverside Drive proved to be a huge success again this year. There were scarecrows from Joe’s Deli on the east end of Madison continuing to the AoDK Inc. Architecture on the west and many places in between. This year entries from community organizations, schools, neighbors, and businesses truly made Madison Avenue a destination! One resident said, “I’ve driven pass the storefronts many times, but the scarecrow made me take notice of the business.”
The Festival kicked off with Mayor Summers making all the scarecrows “honorary citizens” on Friday, October 9, 2015. As always, the never ending creativity made judging a challenge again this year. Awards were presented on Monday, October 26, 2015 to the following:
Congratulations to All!
Lakewood Kiwanis and Uptown Lakewood would like to thank the corporate sponsored for their support: Adkins & Co. Printing, Barrio, Buckeye Beer Engine, Citizens Bank, Cottage of Flowers, Dollar Bank, First Federal of Lakewood, Geiger’s, Great Finds, Griffin Cider House, Hanson Services, Lakewood Alive, Lakewood Animal Hospital, Lakewood Dental Arts, Lakewood Firestone, Lakewood Public Library Madison Branch, Sherwin Williams, Slife Heating and Cooling, The Shelly Company, University of Akron.
Lakewood Kiwanis will use their portion of the proceeds to support Kiwanis International’s “Project Eliminate”. This is Kiwanis’ current global campaign for children. The partnership between UNICEF and Kiwanis is committed to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus and to raise $110 million and save the lives of 129 million mothers and their future babies.