The Hart Main Street program is encouraging downtown Hart business owners to take part in a scarecrow contest during the month of October.

We are launching the contest both to reward the creators and drive traffic downtown and into businesses for voting by the community, Hart Main Street Director Julie Krielick said.

A $50 gift certificate will be awarded the winner of the a “Judge’s Choice” and  a “People’s Choice” award.

Contact Krielick at 231-301-8449 for more information and how to cast a vote for the “People’s Choice” award.