Making faces at the Scarecrow Festival


Senior Alexandria Burton concentrates on perfecting a butterfly for a young customer. (Photo: Gearhart)

On Saturday Oct. 15, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., the 2011 Scarecrow Festival was held on the grounds of Heritage Village in Crystal River, FL.

LHS’s National Art Honor Society [NAHS] participated in this community event by painting faces.

About 12 NAHS students painted faces on children ranging in age from 3-11.

“Most boys asked for pumpkins and ghosts, and most girls asked for princess masks,” said senior Alexandria Burton.

NAHS first started face painting at the Scarecrow Festival four years ago when a previous club president knew the committee that organized it.

Junior Daisy Souther paints a colorful mask on a Scarecrow Festival attendee. (Photo: Gearhart)

“I think at the time, the Crystal River cheerleaders were doing it and they decided not to anymore. So we were asked to because of our good reputation for face painting,” said Fine Arts department head David Brown.


In order to participate, NAHS had to pay for their booth, but the funds they raised went towards the expenses for future club activities and art supplies.

Most NAHS members said attending the festival was an enjoyable weekend event and a rewarding way to get involved in the community.

“It was fun. The little kids were really cute, and it was great to be able to help NAHS and spend time with friends,” said senior Seth McCormick. “It was a great and fun way to get some community service.”