Scarecrow Burning 02 @ The Red Shed
This year the SCB was held the first Saturday in October, the 5th, at the Red Shed near Kingston, MI. Nearby, in Caro Michigan, Pumpkin Fest was going on all weekend.
The Hippie Congregation
The Happyhouse Church, a ULC Ministry, had it's annual ScareCrowBurning again this October. It was invigorating to find there were more honest to goodness hardcore freedom fighters then ignorant spectators!
People were in attendance from Port Hope To Detroit, from Port Huron to Frankenmouth.
The best Scarecrow, by far, was presented by Liquid Chicken, most verbose(and honest) to The Law Breakers, most dedicated to Deleted Scene, and best outright jam to 10" Skillet.
Kudo's to Jay Statzer for staying focused on the goal.
Recently, while discussing the concept of burning a man in celebration, I was told the story of Guy Forks. He did a bunch of Daumer type things in England, and the people burned him. They were so glad he was gone, they repeated this yearly, burning an effigy as a lesson. What lesson did you leave with, after joining our little fire? What negitivity did you lay to rest, cleansed by the flames?
That is ScareCrow Burning. Bring your own effigy if you wish, but it is not required.
No injuries, at least one feigned theft, and much fun. Thanks to Jake for doing the gate, and Michigan Cannabis Action Network for rounding us out.
Photos by Adrienne
Rev. Happy Dedicates the ScareCrow(left). It was unbeleivable the time and graphitti left for the fire this year. My personal favorite was the right arm, labeled "The Right Wing", and the left arm, labeled, "The other Right Wing"
Adam Z. adds some art(right)
Rev Steve bestows grace upon the crowd(left)
Adam Z. distributes Rainbowfarm Fliers, with Ian(right)
Thanks Ken for providing the Rightous Pad(left)
Hot Chicks and great bands livened up the party(right) Jen is my nominee for the MJ Cheerleaders, shown pinching Chris from the LawBreakers.
10 Inch Skillet from Flint
The Machine Shop, in Flint, kicked ass getting us people. And I'm not really suprised, because generally, The Machine shop Kicks Ass.
Scarecrow Burning 01@ the Happyhouse
The First Saturday in October
SCB '00 @ the Happyhouse
Let's Burn Something
The Happyhouse Church, a ULC Ministry, will have it's annual Scarecrow Burning again this October. I would like to thank all the hardworking volunteers that got so close on the PRA.
If you would like to get in on the making of our harvest effigy, you'll have to come early that Saturday afternoon. Plenty of rustic camping is available from Thursday until Monday.
Scarecrow burning was originally started back in 1994 or so stemming from a respect for Arizona's burning man celebration, and is not specifically a ceremony or ritual. It is simply a celebration of a summer full of good work and a laying to rest of concerns into another winter. That is why the effigy is said to be optional. If you would like to bring your own effigy to burn, just attach meaning, like your hostility, regret or worry, to something like a piece of paper or other item, and bring it for the fire to consume.
Located in the Thumb of Michigan-
We Respect Sincere Religious Beliefs
$10 in advance, $15 Oct 1st-5th, $20 at the door
Responsible Adult Alcohol Use
is welcome for campers and passengers
No cell-phones, real drugs or violence permitted
Rustic Campsites for free, trailers $10
Fishing(Bass and Bluegill in private pond), Trails, Seclusion,
Nudists, practicing Artists and event
Vounteers admitted free
Idea's and help necessary
Motels, Bed and Breakfasts, Fast Food and 24hr
Cass City, Caro, Bad Axe and Sandusky
989 222 6969
PO Box 22, Deford, MI 48729
Our deepest respect and condolences for the
family and friends of
Grover T. Crosslin and Rolland Rohm of Rainbow Farms
Was the War on Marijuana so important to demand
Was Rainbowfarms worth dieing for?
Did it help?