Residents of Oak Hammock at UF Host Scarecrow Festival Tomorrow

By Amanda Roland
Scarecrow Festival

The seniors of Oak Hammock at the University of Florida have been staying socially active with fellow residents in a safe, socially distanced way for months by hosting porch happy hours and attending online classes. This week, they are hosting a walk-by Scarecrow Festival for the whole community to enjoy!

The idea was started by Oak Hammock resident Peg Owens a few months ago, as she was thinking of clever ways to bring smiles to her neighbors. “I just thought it would be a good time for everyone,” Owen’s said in a news release. “We need this sort of activity to keep our spirits up.”

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 17 from 2-4 p.m. at 5100 SW 25th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32643. More than two dozen scarecrows will be on display, decorated by Oak Hammock staff and residents. Event goers can walk by each scarecrow and vote for their favorite.

Anyone can attend the Scarecrow Festival, but you must RSVP first. To RSVP, email or call 352-514-0360. Only those on the guest list will be allowed entry, and you must wear a mask.


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