Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Images from the MSAD Scarecrow Fest November 8, 2009

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Great pumpkin

"Charlie Brown and the Pumpkin Patch" won a blue ribbon for Deb Kasper's second hour American Sign Language class from Faribault High School.

STUDENTS AND STAFF at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault recently decorated the campus with Halloween-themed displays during the school’s annual Scarecrow Fest. Community members also participated. The result was a tribute to creativity, as evidenced by the displays I photographed. Check out these images and others in my Nov. 2 post.

This picturesque campus with its beautiful old buildings and abundance of green space provides the perfect setting for this annual festival.

Charlie Brown

A close-up of Charlie Brown with historic Tate Hall in the background.

Tennis shoe

Those who make the scarecrows get creative as shown in this "leg" made of leaves stuffed into a stocking in the Charlie Brown grouping.

Pumpkin teeth

Kids, if you eat too much candy and don't brush your teeth, you'll get tooth decay and lose your teeth seems to be the lesson learned from this pumpkin head scarecrow.

Bobbing for apples

Bobbing for apples at the Fest.

Scary faces

There are always a few especially frightening "scarecrows" at the MSAD fest.


Emma Krump's tombstone brought back memories of the gravestones from the ghosts of birthdays past, like when I turned 50.

Pumpkin kid

The cutest "scarecrow" at the MSAD Fest, in my opinion.

© Copyright 2009 Audrey Kletscher Helbling