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Children’s handiwork will feature at North Muskham’s first scarecrow trail this weekend.

A scarecrow, made by youngsters who based their design on the village’s vicar, will be among about 50 on show tomorrow and Sunday.

Money raised will go towards new toilets and a tea bar at the church and towards a new village hall.

It has cost £5 to submit a scarecrow, and £2 for a family to receive a copy of the trail.

A tombola, cake stall, refreshments and the trails will be provided in the church tomorrow and in the village hall on Sunday, between 11am-4pm.

The vicar scarecrow was created by 25 youngsters from the Kingfisher Club at St Wilfrid’s Church.

A churchwarden, Mrs Ann Willey of Dickinson Way, said various groups were taking parts including the primary school and the Brownies.

She said: “There is so much money always needed for different fundraising so it is good if people can work together.

“I think they have been quite enthusiastic. A lot of families with children are making scarecrows and people in the village without children are also taking part.

“It has appealed to a good range.”

The priest-in-charge for the Riverside parishes of North and South Muskham, Averham and Kelham, the Rev Myra Shackley, was impressed by the efforts of the youngsters.

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