2008-10-08 / Local News

Moonlight Madness winners

Comet staff report , Photos by Jennifer Archibald

Ron Rice and look-alike scarecrow. Which is which?

Winners are announced in three contests held at Flora Community Club's Moonlight Madness event held Saturday evening on the downtown streets.



There were two winners in the Scarecrow Contest. Business winner was Eikenberry Fine Furniture, with a figure on stuffed-animal horse. Individual winner was Gale Ann Downham, with a full-size scarecrow made to look like her friend, Ron Rice of Flora. Rice waters the flowers downtown, and the scarecrow came complete with watering can and wagon.

The winning scarecrows will be on display through Monday at the former Jamp Sales - future location for The Porcupine Truffle bakery and café.

Roger Stewart of Flora won the Chili Cook-Off with his buffalo-meat and mushroom recipe.

A Cutest Moonbeam Baby contest was held for the first time, with 16 entrants.

Winners were: Elle Mae Briggs, daughter of Jody and Holly Briggs, first place; Sterlin Miller, son of Shawn and Amy Miller, second; and Isaac Perry, son of Joe and Julie Perry, third.

Kids dug for candy and quarters in the hay.

The contest raised $1,425.47.


Moonlight Madness is sponsored by Flora Community Club with the support of local businesses. All proceeds from the event go to the Community Club's KICK TEAM for scholarships and other community needs.

Bob and Marilyn McDaniel of Star City brought their 1926 Model T to the Idlers Cruise-In.
Elle Mae Briggs won first place in the Cutest Moonbeam Baby contest.

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