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Martinsville takes home top prize in this year’s poster contest
Posted 10 - 16 - 2013

NACOGDOCHES – Organizers of Scare on the Square are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Scare on the Square Poster Contest, Martinsville High School Senior, Sarah Smith. 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, and two middle schools. “It was a tough decision, we had so many great entries,” said Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien. Martinsville  Art teacher Anita Boulware was thrilled that Sarah won the competition. This is the first time in five years that Woden has not taken top honors. The winning poster is used to promote the event all over town. Also both Sarah and Martinsville High School received checks in the amount of $150. 

            The contest is organized annually by Scare on the Square volunteer, Teresa Darby & Linda King, of downtown retailer Glass Castles. “I cannot thank Teresa and Linda 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 were::

11th: Austin Little, Chireno

10th: Victoria Rushing, Chireno

7th: Jodi Blount, Chireno

6th: Parker Hagler, Martinsville

            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. 26th, 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!

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