Northwest NEWS

October 5, 1998

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Main Street sentinels


Lisa Allen/Valley View

Posing last week with Old Memories owner Arline Wallace and Sugar the dog, this scarecrow appeared happy to hear he was one of the winners of the Woodstack Scarecrow Display contest.

   by Lisa Allen
   Valley View Editor

   DUVALL--They peek out from behind cornstalks, lounge on sidewalks and hang from utility poles.
   Created for the September Woodstack Scarecrow Display contest, the cheery-faced bundles of straw and cloth scattered about the "Old Town" area will remain up through Halloween, business owners say.
   This is the second year the scarecrow contest has been included in the Woodstack event, which is sponsored by the city, the Chamber of Commerce and the Duvall Antique Association.
   Last week two businesses were named as winners.
   Old Memories antique store, located on Main Street just north of the Woodinville-Duvall bridge, won in the Best Storefront category.
   "Old Memories had the best overall look," said Chamber member Jill Lawrence. "The front of the store is very colorful."
   Old Memories proprietors Gil and Arline Wallace had included three scarecrows in their display. One, accompanied by a carved bear, stands at the door, another is a lineman on a utility pole and the third is a replica of a City of Duvall Public Works crew member, complete with coffee cup and bagel.
   Riverside Arts and Appenine Gallery in Duvall Plaza won for Most Creative, with their rendition of an "artist scarecrow" sitting on a balcony. The scarecrow is on Cherry Street downhill from Main Street.
   "They put a lot of thought into that one," said Lawrence. "It's worth taking a look at."