Two More Days to Enter The BEF Great Pumpkin and Scarecrow Display Contest!

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The countdown is on to enter the BEF’s Fall fundraiser contest! Entries can register up til 7 pm this Wednesday, 10/28. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this fun event whose proceeds fund creative and innovative grant programs for Bedford’s schools.

Here are your friendly reminders on what to do!

First, go to https://bedfordeducation.org/donate. A minimum $25 donation gets your home on the map. Don’t forget to include your address and mention “Fall Contest” in the notes. Please also indicate if your display is best viewed at night, and the BEF will designate these displays on the map, which will be available to the community when the contest has closed. Next, decorate the front of your home with pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and/or scarecrows to show your support for Bedford’s schools. Then, send us a picture! Be creative!

Registration AND Decorating must be complete by the above deadline. Voting takes place between 10/29 & 11/1. While we encourage community members to get out and about safely to view the displays, pictures will also be available on-line. The community-at-large will vote for “Best Overall Display” in each category – Scarecrow or Pumpkin, and the BEF Events Committee will vote for winners in these special categories: Best Bedford Themed, Funniest Fall, and Spookiest Displays! The BEF will publish the map and voting site on 10/29!

Please note that the mapping and judging elements of this contest are for residences only. Several local businesses will be enthusiastically decorating, however, so please keep an eye out for them as well!

Winners will be announced on 11/2, and yes, there are PRIZES! Many generous Bedford businesses have donated items for our fabulous contest prize packages. Any questions, please contact the BEF via email at president@bedfordeducation.org.


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