Scarecrow building a multigenerational, neighborhood event

By Robin McNabb | Oct 19, 2016
Photo by: Robin McNabb Wayne Hakola is surrounded by, from left, Jamie Cole, Papa Wayne, the Safety Scarecrow, Ellie Alderson, Olivia Vickers and Ethan Vickers.

Editor’s note: The following was written by Edmonds resident Robin McNabb, who wrote to the Beacon to share the story of the scarecrow at her Dad Wayne Hakola’s house in Woodway Meadows at 23918 106th Place West.

Today, our family had so much fun I just had to tell you about it. Here is the short version of what happened, which we entered in the Edmonds Historical Museum’s annual Scarecrow Festival.

Granny Robin drove her Great Grandkids, Olivia & Ethan, over to visit Great Grand Papa. On the car ride across town, they saw lots and lots of Edmonds’ Scarecrows.

Inspired and excited, we got a bunch of old junk from Papa's shed, invited Papa's neighbor kids to join us, and ended up building our "HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN!" scarecrow.

Papa even dug out some of his old construction vests. Jamie's Eagle Scout Daddy got out his power tools, wire and zip ties. Ellie's Mama cheered us and helped with the snazzy sign.

Everyone was dumpster diving in the recycle cans, and talking over everyone else as the creative juices flowed!

It really was a good old fashioned, impromptu multigenerational, ages 3 to 73, neighborhood event full of laughter and hilarity!

The picture says it all ... FUN FUN FUN!

Have a fun and safe Halloween everybody!



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