A scarecrow coffee morning down the pub

LITTLE & LARGE:  A flashback to Sandal Scarecrow Festival 2016.
LITTLE & LARGE: A flashback to Sandal Scarecrow Festival 2016.

There was lots of family fun at Sandal Community Association Scarecrow Festival’s coffee morning at a pub last weekend.

People of all ages dug into the dressing-up box on Saturday to have their pictures taken with pirate scarecrow One-Eye Jake at The Star Inn.

CUTLASSES: The future looked grim for One-Eye Jake in the clutches of these sword wielding pirates at a scarecrow festival coffee morning in Sandal last Saturday. Pictures by Richard Taylor.

CUTLASSES: The future looked grim for One-Eye Jake in the clutches of these sword wielding pirates at a scarecrow festival coffee morning in Sandal last Saturday. Pictures by Richard Taylor.

Last weekend’s launch event featured a number of attractions. The festival’s 2017 mascot, Tommy the Tyke, was there with his border collie pup. There’s a competition to guess the name of the puppy, which will run until the festival weekend of September 23 and 24.

Sandal Community Association member Neil Brook’s two vintage cars were on display in the car park while experienced scarecrow builders gave advice on how to make them. Wakefield Riding for the Disabled Association ran a tombola and received all the profits from Saturday’s event, £284.

Festival co-ordinator Jean Chaplin said: “There was a great atmosphere and our thanks to the Star for helping us make it such an enjoyable morning. Thanks, too, to the volunteers without whom the event would not have been possible.”

TOMBOLA: Riding for the Disabled staff with Mary Peace.

TOMBOLA: Riding for the Disabled staff with Mary Peace.