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2019 East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival gets off to wizard start

THE 2019 East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival got off to a great start with the customary launch in Liverton Village Hall.

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, together with Redcar and Cleveland Mayor, Councillor Billy Wells, Loftus Town Mayor Kath Cornes and leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council, Councillor Mary Lanigan all supporting the popular event, which is now in its fourth year.

The hall has been transformed into a “World of Wizardry” thanks to the brain child of local resident Malcolm Dayson and the artistic skills of East Cleveland Arts, Andrea Caven.

There was even real owls, thanks to a visit from Kirkleatham Owl Centre where both children and adults could have first-hand experience of owls, small mammals and insects.

Denise Nesbitt, event co-ordinator, said: “A spectacular event is being conjured up as we speak for the end of October so have your wands ready, service your broomsticks and watch the skies.”

When the festival has passed the hall will be available for hire, wizard parties etc the sky is the limit but fun and wizardry are certainly in store, enquires and details temple.heather@aol.com.

SABIC and PD Ports have both provided financial backing and support for the 2019 East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival.