Horticulture students ‘scare up’ clever projects for civic display

More than a dozen scarecrows created by Penn College horticulture/landscape technology students were installed Thursday in Way’s Garden, a well-tended oasis of greenery at West Fourth and Maynard streets, where they will remain from First Friday through Halloween. The Way’s Garden Commission worked with Carl J. Bower Jr., an assistant professor in the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, who has been developing the idea in his mind since seeing a similar project at Hershey Gardens in 2011. Bower’s students eagerly accepted the challenge, working for the past few weeks to prepare their seasonal creations for what is planned as an annual attraction. An additional scarecrow was prepared for the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce headquarters in downtown Williamsport.

– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday, and Bower


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You all did a fantastic job decorating Way’s Garden. My granddaughter and I enjoy walking through the park and were very surprised how wonderful it looks for the fall season. Thank you for taking your time to bring everyone such joy. God bless!

Posted by Lisa Adams at October 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm

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