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Scarecrows in the garden shown off at Columbia's Robert Mills House

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This scarecrow is inspired by Harry Potter. This scarecrow is inspired by Harry Potter.
This Elvis scarecrow rocks a ghoulish style. This Elvis scarecrow rocks a ghoulish style.

By Jennifer Blencowe

Historic Columbia is celebrating Halloween with a month-long scarecrow exhibit at the Robert Mills House. Children of all ages designed scarecrows and compete for cash, prizes, trophies, and tour passes.

The scarecrows are being displayed at the Robert Mills Garden at 1616 Blanding street. Four judges and the public will vote on their favorite scarecrow, including "People's Choice Award" and "Best Class Crow."

The event also includes a scavenger hunt for children, and admission is free to the public. Sarah Blackwell, the district coordinator for Historic Columbia, says she enjoys seeing the creativity involved in designing the scarecrows. 

"What people don't understand is these are put together but kids. These are all handmade by kids you know? It's not an adult-supervision type of thing," Blackwell said.

The winners will be selected at the end of the month.

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