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Annual Scarecrow Contest will be Featured in Hackettstown

Hackettstown(Warren County, NJ) – The Hackettstown Business Improvement District with WRNJ Radio, will hold the 5th Annual Scarecrow Contest presented by Hackettstown Parking Authority, Centenary University, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Maser Consulting, The House of the Good Shepherd, MedExpress, and Dunkin Donuts. HKTWN BID businesses will be displaying Scarecrows around town in this year’s theme: Sports, taking inspiration from diverse characters, creepy and cute alike. Look out for favorite sports and players at your favorite shops.

Last year, Hackettstown Philly Pretzel, located at 150 Mountain Avenue, was the winner with a great scarecrow creation of Happy Minions from the Minions Movie & Despicable Me Franchise.

This year, the BID again invites visitors and residents to take a Scarecrow Selfie, and submit the photo to or message through Facebook. The BID will create a Facebook photo album where everyone can vote for his or her favorite—one like per person per photo entry. The selfie with the most likes will win $25 in BID Bucks to spend at any business in Hackettstown.

HKTWN BID Executive Director Jim Sheldon said, “Our business owners and the community have enjoyed the Scarecrow Contest and we look forward to seeing their creative scarecrows designs on display. The excitement of Halloween encourages visitors to enjoy all the scarecrows around town, and to take a Scarecrow Selfie.”

A list of participating businesses will be available online at and on the BID’s Facebook page.

BID Businesses can submit their character selection to or through a digital form on the BID website. For more information, call the BID office at 908-850-5004 or email Jim Sheldon,