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Tooth Fairy Scarecrow Casts Magic at Hartland Smilemakers

Heritage Day people's choice contest involves area businesses and groups.

Name: Denise Birchmeier

Business or group:

Location of scarecrow: In front of Smilemakers, 11499 Highland Rd

Theme of entry: The Tooth Fairy

Nothing goes better with kids and teeth than the Tooth Fairy, according to the staff of Hartland Smilemakers, which is why they decided to use that as the dental office's Heritage Day scarecrow theme. It was a team effort of brainstorming and creative thinking using supplies from the dollar store and people’s homes that helped create their team project.

"How appropriate, the Tooth Fairy for the dentist office,” Smilemaker's Office Manager Denise Birchmeier said.

“We kind of brainstormed and rolled with it,” said Birchmeier who also explained how the staff came up with waterproof ideas that included sponges on her wings and a cutting board as her crown to help keep their costume intact during inclement weather. 

The completed scarecrow now stands waving to the passing cars with her wand, tiara and her sash naming her Miss Tooth Fairy 2011. The 8-foot-tall scarecrow is surrounded by several kiddie scarecrows and is a sight that is hard to miss as you drive along M-59.

How to vote

If you'd like to vote for the Hartland Smilemakers scarecrow 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

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Where's Patches?

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 Sunday, he was at the Hartland Big Boy and Ceci Marlow correctly pointed it out, so she's the second in the drawing. There are now five more chances to get in.

Click for complete contest rules.

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