2021 Scarcrows of Main Contest Winners Announced

October 25, 2021

Judged 2021 Best Overall "Grateful" by Darlene Clark

“Scarecrows of Main” Contest Winners Announced

Main Street: Greeneville recently held their Twelfth Annual Scarecrows of Main decorating contest. This year’s contest was sponsored by Broyles General Store located at 730 West Main St. The contest was open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, clubs and organizations. There were four different categories: residential, group/organization, business or youth. The entries are displayed in the historic Main Street District and on Main Street from the 11E By-pass to Crescent School.

The public voted over the last couple weeks for their favorites in multiple categories. 2021 saw a total of 2383 votes cast which was an increase of 1048 votes over 2020.

Peoples’ Choice Winners and display locations are as follows:

Business — Traditional – Andrew Johnson National Historic Site – AJ Homestead S Main St
Business – Any Other – Andrew Johnson Bank – 124 N Main St
Group/Organization – Traditional – Asbury United Methodist Church – 201 S Main St
Group/Organization – Any Other – WSCC Niswonger Campus Service Learners — N Main St
Residential – Any Other – Angie Maupin and Darrell Dietz – 510 W Main St
Residential – Traditional – Judy Forshay – 307 N Main St
Youth – Any Other – The Horn Family – 216 N Main St

The winners were presented a certificate and a Broyles gift certificate along with display signage honoring their time and talent.

Honorable Mention:
Business – Traditional – Amedisys Home Health – 310 S Main St
Business – Traditional – Caris Healthcare – 310 S Main St
Business – Traditional – Billy Endean Edward Jones Investments – 125 W Summer St
Business – Traditional – Greene County Partnership – 115 Academy St
Business – Any Other – A Ghoul’s Liar – 310 S Main St
Business – Any Other – Apex Bank – 310 S Main St
Business – Any Other – Cave Law Firm – 104 N College St
Business – Any Other – Greeneville Federal Bank – 101 W Summer St
Business – Any Other – Southbound Real Estate – 218 N Main St
Group/Organization – Any Other – Greeneville Theatre Guild – 248-250 W Depot St
Group/Organization – Traditional – GCSchool Education Foundation – 310 S Main St
Group/Organization – Traditional – Greeneville Woman’s Club – 255 W Summer St
Residential – Any Other – Carl Iaguessa – 607 W Main St
Residential – Any Other – Heather Donaldson – 310 S Main St
Residential – Traditional – Andy Daniels – 214 N Main St

Judged Best Overall – for 2021

New to the contest in 2018 was the Best Overall entry. As in the past years, all entries were viewed and judged by independent judges from out of the area with no regard to category or votes received. They were judged on creativity, theme and overall display presentation. All entries were eligible. The entry judged Best Overall for 2021 is from Darlene Clark, located at 301 N Main St. for her “Grateful” first responders’ entry. It is her first win in this category. She received a Broyles General Store gift card, certificate and Best Overall signage.

The addition of the Best Overall award allows all entries to be judged equally and to be determined regardless of category or votes received. The popular vote is a way for the public to continue to be involved in this wonderful community activity.

Michael Reneau, Event Chairman of Main Street: Greeneville said “Congratulations to this year’s winners. We had a huge voter turnout this year, which is a testament to the creativity and fun of this year’s scarecrows. We hope the community continues to enjoy them over the next few days. Thank you to this year’s participants and all who cast a vote.”

Main Street: Greeneville would like to encourage everyone to begin thinking about next year's submission. It's the hard work; ingenuity and creativity that made 2021 Scarecrows of Main such a success and will no doubt carryover to the 2022 contest.

Scarecrows will remain on display until November 7th.

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