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Rutland scarecrow festival falls victim to crime

The Rutland Scarecrow Festival has fallen victim to thieves.
October 10, 2019 - 5:41 PM

If you happen to come across 75 pairs of pants, 50 shirts and 50 sweatshirts, the organizers of one of the city's most well-loved events would like to know.

They have some naked scarecrows that want them back.

RCMP received a call on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 5, from the organizer of the local Scarecrow family festival taking place that day in a Rutland park.

"A U-Haul truck was loaded with supplies and ready for the morning, parked tight against the Uptown Rutland offices located on Valley Road," according to a Crimestoppers press release.

"Staff arrived to find that someone had cut the lock on the truck and taken the supplies, many of them donated."

In addition to the clothing, thieves made off with two borrowed 10'X10’ canopy tents in wheeled black canvas storage bags (Argus and Interior Savings logos on the tents), a $270 face painting kit, high-density sponges, a red and white cooler, four flats of Sunrype juice and two flats of water bottles.


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