Cheryle and Diana Sisters from different tribes Found a way to embrace Cambria’s artistic vibes Met creative ladies with scarecrow pizzazz Fun, good times and razzamatazz.
I became involved with the Scarecrow Festival in 2017. My husband, John, has been on the board since 2015. The first year I mainly helped with events such as children’s workshop, scarecrow patrol, flag making etc. I didn’t think I was artistic enough to build a scarecrow and wasn’t sure I wanted to make the…
I found out about Dr. Crow at a volunteer event in 2018. I had no idea how to make a scarecrow but Dr. Crow sounded like fun, and fixing up old scarecrows seemed like a good place to start. Then my husband, Frank Widmann, and I attended a make-it-in-a-day workshop and had a ball. I became obsessed and Dr. Crowed (it’s become a verb) several scarecrows for the 2018 festival.
My husband, Bill, and I were “part timers” to Cambria the year the Scarecrow Festival made its debut. At that time, and up until we moved to Cambria full time, I served on the Board of Directors for the North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce, ending my tenure as President. Through my involvement, I recognized the importance of Chamber support to local businesses. Therefore, I viewed the Cambria Scarecrow Festival as pure genius. I knew way back then that I would one day get involved and would meet the person whose vision became a reality.