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Scare on the Square poster contest
Posted 10 - 19 - 2012


Photo: Woden High School Art Teacher Diane Harrell and Senior Lacey Browning receive checks in the amount of $150 for this year's Poster Contest.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          For More Information Contact:

October 18, 2012                                                            Sarah E. O’Brien, 936-559-2573


Woden High School cleans house in poster contest again

            NACOGDOCHES – Organizers of Scare on the Square are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Scare on the Square Poster Contest, Woden High School Senior, Lacey Browning. Art classes from throughout the county are invited to participate in the annual competition. This year we had over 300 entries, from three-area high schools, one middle school and the SFA Charter School. “It was a tough decision, we had so many great entries,” said Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien. Woden Art teacher Diane Harrell was thrilled that Lacey won the competition. This is the fifth year in a row the winning design has come from Diane’s class. The winning poster is used to promote the event all over town. Also both Lacey and Woden High School received checks in the amount of $150. 

            The contest is organized annually by Scare on the Square volunteer, Teresa Darby & Jessica Patterson, of downtown retailer Glass Castles. “I cannot thank Teresa and Jessica enough for their hard work in reaching out to all of our area schools,” said O’Brien.  If you would like a copy of the Scare on the Square poster you can pick up a copy of this year’s poster in the Main Street Office, located at 202 E. Pilar Street, Room 319 or visit any of our downtown retailers to catch glimpses of all of our entries.

            Honorable Mentions in each grade category went to:

12th: Melanie Gore, Woden

11th: Danielle Foley, Woden

10th: Shelby Toney, Woden

9th: Preston Mannel, Woden

8th: Morgan Ray, Excelsior

7th: April Dorsett, Woden

6th: Sydni Taylor, Martinsville

5th: Aleiza Belista, SFA Charter

            These students all won “Scare Packages” to get free entry to various activities and prizes during this year’s Scare on the Square event. This year's downtown Halloween celebration will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27th, and will include trick-or-treating, a costume contest, a haunted house at G. Patterson studio, Pet Costume Contest, a petting zoo, games and much more!  

            For questions about Scare on the Square please contact Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien at 936-559-2573 or send her an email at You can also become a fan of Scare on the Square on facebook! For contest registration forms visit and click on “Scare on the Square” on the homepage.


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