Staff Serves Up Big Boy Scarecrow
Hartland Heritage Day people's choice contest involves area businesses and groups.
Name: Staff at Big Boy
Business or group: Hartland Big Boy
Location of scarecrow: In the waiting area of the restaurant, 10587 Highland Rd
Theme of entry: Big Boy
From buying the clothes from the area Salvation Army and an Elvis wig from a Halloween store to sewing on red patches and using curling irons and hairspray — it was a team effort in building the scarecrow at the Hartland Big Boy, said owner Jean Shaieb.
"It was a group effort," said Shaieb, who singled out hostess Kathy Melton for her sewing skills. "My employees are a lot of fun. … We were in with curling irons and flat irons. Imagine trying to turn Elvis into Big Boy.
Shaieb said in the future, she'd be willing to host many scarecrows and line them up outside along M-59, similar to a contest at an Ann Arbor Big Boy.
"I think it's fun," she said of the contest. "I like anything creative."
How to vote
If you'd like to vote for Big Boy's entry in the heritage day scarecrow contest, you can vote at Cromaine District Library, the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Votes must be received by Friday, Sept. 16. Winners will be announced around noon at the chamber Saturday, Sept. 17, on heritage day. Vote categories are: most interesting, most historic or most colorful.
Heritage Day contest entries
|Bagel Express||10006 Highland Rd|
|Big Boy||10587 Highland Rd|
|C.J. Roberts Salon & Day Spa||1818 Old N. US 23|
|Cromaine — Crossroads branch
||1780 N. Old US 23|
|Cromaine — main branch in the village||3688 N. Hartland Rd|
|Doodle's Ice Cream & Treats||10000 Highland Rd|
|Florence B. Dearing Museum||3505 Avon St|
|Fountain of Youth Skin Renewal Centre
||10112 Highland Rd|
|Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce
||3508 Avon St
|Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority||3205 Hartland Rd|
|Hartland Home & Garden Club
||3688 N. Hartland Rd|
|Hartland Insurance Agency||2532 N. Old US 23|
|Hartland Patch||See "Where's Patches?"
|Hartland Smilemakers||11499 Highland Rd|
|Hartland Women's Club||3508 Avon St|
|Kahuna Coffee||1836 N. Old US 23|
|LOC Credit Union||10002 Highland Rd|
|Waldenwoods Resort & Conference Center||2975 N Old U.S. 23|
|Yarmak & Co. CPA/Hartland Varsity Soccer Team||11750 Highland Rd|
Note: A link will appear once we profile each scarecrow.
You can enter a drawing to win a $25 gift card to Meijer by being the first to tell us on our website where Hartland Patch's scarecrow is today. On Thursday, he was at the main branch of the Cromaine District Library and Alex Cushing correctly pointed it out, so he's the sixth in the drawing. There is one more chance to get in.
Click here for complete contest rules.