Tuesday, June 14, 2016


From the e-mail inbox:

Dear Ms. McAdam:

Hello, my name is Brianna Larrabee.  I am a sophomore at Canton High School and I am working with a group of high school students on a new volunteer project with the Canton Recreation Department.  They are gathering 6th-8th grade kids on June 29th at Taylor Park to make scarecrows.  We would like to donate the scarecrows to gardeners and farmers in the community to thank them for their hard work growing our food.  We were wondering if you could help us spread the word to local farmers and gardeners about our project and give them the link to request scarecrows.  I have learned from Mrs. Pynchon, through my mom Beth Larrabee, that you might be able to include an announcement with a link to the request form in the GardenShare electronic newsletter. Other options could be to send it out in an email to local growers and/or post it on your website. We would be grateful for any kind of help you can provide.  I have included the information below.    

My grandfather was a farmer and my two uncles now run his dairy farm.  Through their hard work and sacrifice I have learned how lucky our country is to have people like them that will put their time and effort to help support other families.  I was excited to hear about the opportunity to help educate young kids on the importance of the farms in our community.  And I thought it was awesome that we would be able to help contribute at the same time.

Thank you for your consideration and please let me know if you have any questions. 


Scarecrow Request Form:
Need a Scarecrow? Canton youth would like to help YOU with your agricultural efforts by making you one! For more details to request a scarecrow for your vegetable gardens or farm fields, please visit:

Project sponsors:
littleGrasse, TAUNY, GardenShare, Canton FFA and Canton Recreation Department

Please also announce that we are collecting clothing donations:
Donations Wanted:
We are collecting clothing donations to dress our scarecrows!

Items Needed (adult sizes):
Hats, Long Sleeve Shirts, Pants and Panty Hose (please have all items on bags)

Drop off locations:
TAUNY: Monday June 13-Friday, June 17 10am-5pm and Saturday, June 18 10am-4pm
McKenney Middle School Office: Monday, June 13-Friday, June 17 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.