Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll has returned.
During the pandemic last year, the annual display was renamed, and the event was redesigned, to reflect the need for a socially-distant Halloween experience.
Visitors walking through the 10-acre Port Kells nursery this year can view 70 custom-made scarecrows this year, created by staff, many sponsored by local businesses as part of the nursery’s annual fundraiser for local charities.
Art’s general manager and owner Rebecca van der Zalm was impressed with the results.
“The nursery looks so happy and fun,” van der Zalm enthused.
“The staff has done an amazing job.”
There is also a “pop-up pumpkin patch” where different varieties can be purchased, a scavenger hunt, and “take and make” scarecrow kits selling for $14.98.
Partial proceeds from the kits, plus a portion of the sponsorship money, will go to support three area organizations and charities: Versatile Seniors Acting Guild, a Cloverdale-based a not-for-profit group that travels to – and performs at – seniors homes and palliative care facilities in the region; the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned raptors and to educating the public; and the Pacific Parkland Foundation, a champion of regional parks, working in partnership with Metro Vancouver.
Scarecrows will remain on display until Oct. 31, at Art’s Nursery , 8940 192nd St. which is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Food trucks and live music will be on scene weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More photos of the scarecrow stroll can be viewed online at the Langley Advance Times Facebook page.
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