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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:

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 , the or email info@hartlandchamber.org or cmarlow@comaine.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

Entry Location 10006 Highland Rd 10587 Highland Rd 1818 Old N. US 23
1780 N. Old US 23 3688 N. Hartland Rd 10000 Highland Rd 3505 Avon St
10112 Highland Rd
3508 Avon St
3205 Hartland Rd
3688 N. Hartland Rd 2532 N. Old US 23 See
11499 Highland Rd 3508 Avon St 1836 N. Old US 23 10002 Highland Rd 2975 N Old U.S. 23 11750 Highland Rd

Note: A link will appear once we profile each scarecrow.

Where's Patches?

You can enter a drawing to win a $25 gift card to by being the first to tell us on our website where Hartland Patch's scarecrow is today. On Thursday, he was at the and Alex Cushing correctly pointed it out, so he's the sixth in the drawing. There is one more chance to get in.

Click for complete contest rules.

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