Events Of September, 2017

#1 Clary Scarecrow Contest

Location: Clary Gardens
Date: 09/26/2017
Time: 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

Clary Gardens is sponsoring a Scarecrow Trail that will be open FREE to the public the entire month of October 2017! We are hoping to establish some spirited 'competition' between local agencies, families, school groups, and area businesses. Download the 2017 Clary Scarecrow Registration (also posted on our Facebook Page). This contest is an annual garden fundraiser and requires a $10-25 tax-deductible donation to Clary Gardens to participate (all proceeds going toward capital garden improvements). **Participants must call to schedule scarecrow placement ahead of time - To be eligible: Scarecrows must be set-up in the garden as early as 9/26 at 8am and placement deadline is 9/28 by 4pm. Get your creative juices flowing and let's have some good old-fashioned fun!


*2017 Clary Gardens Scarecrow Contest*

*Participate in Coshocton’s 2nd Annual Scarecrow Competition*

Available for public viewing at Clary Gardens all of October 2017

This contest is sponsored by the CLARY GARDEN FOUNDATION (CGF). All scarecrow funds raised go toward capital improvements in the garden. Competition is encouraged between agencies, families, school groups, businesses, and any organization in general - Let’s get creative and have some fun!

-------------------Clary Gardens is open FREE to the public every day during daylight hours--------------------



(1) Construct a scarecrow that can be positioned by CGF staff (with your assistance if necessary).

(2) Garden placement as early as Tuesday, Sept 26th at 8am, and no later than Thursday, Sept 28th at 4pm.

(3) Submit: Your completed registration (below) AND tax-deductible registration fee:

                  $10 for family/child-created entries OR $25 all other entries          *Cash or Check made out to: Clary Gardens



  • All entrants must schedule with CGF ahead of time, letting them know which day/time you will be dropping off or assisting in scarecrow placement (days/times listed above)
  • Scarecrows should be constructed with materials to withstand the elements for up to 5 weeks
  • Use of metal rods, posts, or wood stakes is permitted – Please call ahead if questions – Pinterest is helpful
  • Creating a scene with scarecrow(s) is allowed (fee is per scarecrow) – All entries must incorporate straw
  • This year’s scarecrow judging will be conducted by garden patrons and will also include a People’s Choice category - Winners will be notified and published in local media
  • Accompanying signage will be created by CGF (from registration) and will be posted next to each entry
  • CGF reserves the right of refusal to display offensive entries


NECESSARY REGISTRATION INFORMATION  -  Due before 4pm, Thursday, September 28, 2017

Circle one entry category

$10:Family/Child-created $25: Youth-themed/Scary/Any other




*Name of Participating Organization/Business/Family









Contact Person



*Name of Scarecrow

(50 character max)



                              *Posted on CGF signage next to scarecrow


Download the official form on our Facebook Page!


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#2 Annual Membership Campaign is HERE!

Location: Clary Gardens
Date: 09/22/2017

Dear Friends of the Gardens:

We are ever thankful for our community’s continuous support. Wow – Has 2017 been an exciting (and quickly fleeting) year! Last year’s annual campaign aided garden development after the wedding season and into this year’s new growing season. Your individual donations allowed us to: build and complete phase one of the newly installed children’s garden; purchase materials and backpacks for 12 field trips; and bring in arachnid/reptile/worm ‘experts’ at the children’s summer nature camp.

Our patrons are essential to the garden’s success in continuing our mission to provide local access to horticulture education, environmental stewardship, local history and the arts. We urge you to keep sharing the gardens with your friends! Word is spreading… and that is a wonderful thing. The Clary Garden Foundation supports the garden, along with the generosity of its patrons and friends. Help us continue our mission into 2018 – Send your tax-deductible donation to the gardens today! 

*NOTE: As a special thank you for donating this campaign year, consider this a personal invitation to attend our Fall Donor Gala in the rose garden on Sunday, October 22nd from 2-4pm – Please join us for live entertainment, food, refreshments, and special guests that will be sure to please!

Thank YOU in advance for your generous support.

Autumn brings a busy time for the gardens. Be sure to visit our website and Facebook page to see what is happening at our 20-acre developing landscape. As always, we are so blessed to be a part of this special community. Please reach out to me personally with any questions and accept this invitation to come to our Fall Donor Gala and visit the October Scarecrow Trail and exhibits while onsite!

In growth and service,

Jandi M. Adams

Executive Director

Clary Garden Foundation, 588 West Chestnut Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812


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