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Congleton Rotary Guy Fawkes Competition 2020

Rotary-Congleton is holding a competition to find the best Guy Fawkes in Congleton!

To celebrate November 5th, Rotary-Congleton is launching a 2020 Guy Fawkes Competition. Rotary says that just because there’s a pandemic, there’s no need to forget Guy Fawkes night and they hope that as many people as possible will join in.

The competition is open to all households with a Congleton postcode, with entrants displaying their Guys in their front gardens. Entries must be visible from the road. They will be photographed and the winner will receive a first prize of £50.

The guys must be displayed prominently on private land from October 22nd and can be removed and disposed of safely in the usual way on November 5th. Photographs of the Guys will be taken during the last few days of October and the winner announced shortly afterwards.

“We’ve seen the popularity of scarecrow competitions and thought we’d like to do something similar to bring a little fun and joy for the town to remember, remember on the fifth of November.” a Rotary spokesperson said.

The club is disappointed that, because of Covid-19, it is unable to run its popular bonfire and firework display in the park. The event is one of the club’s major annual fund-raising events and brings Rotary-Congleton the money to support many deserving causes locally.

“So many of our regular activities have been either cancelled or postponed that we wanted to find a way the remind people that our work in the community is continuing.”

The cost of entry is £5 and the entry form and full rules are available on the club’s www.congletonrotary.co.uk website. The entry fee is easy to pay online using Virgin Giving Money. Only entries that are registered and the entry fee paid will be eligible to win the prize.

There are very few rules. Guys must be a minimum of 1 metre tall and displayed prominently. The safety of passing motorists and pedestrians must be foremost when positioning the guy.

The winning entry from last year’s Rotary schools competition is being featured on eye-catching posters to promote the competition that will be appearing throughout the town centre. Rotary hopes that as many people as possible will want to join in.