2015 Harvest Home Celebration to be Held September 19

Neon Lights
“Harvest Home Family Fun Run”

Friday, September 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come and get your glow on at the first ever Harvest Home Neon Family Fun Run on September 18 at 7PM! Each participant will get a neon pack that includes:

  • Neon t-shirt
  • Neon glasses
  • Neon necklace
  • 2 neon bracelets

Neon paints and other items will be available for purchase at the event. This is a Fun Run of a 5K, not a race. There are no times and no medals. This event is to raise funds for Angel Gende and her family, as well as the Harvest Home funds and Roses from Linda - all great causes. We're looking forward to seeing you all decked out in NEON!

If you have any questions, contact TJ Hodges at (217) 417-2677 or Matthew Dean at (815) 303-3536.

Home Grown
“Celebration of our Roots”

This year’s theme revolves around the celebration of where we call home. Dress your best and deck your floats in black & gold, corn stalks, broom corn, and get ready to kick off Hennepin’s second annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest!

This year there will be a CASH PRIZE for the best Golf Cart/ATV - $30 for best in show and a $15 runner up. This includes all carts and ATVs not towing a trailer/float. There will also be trophies for the best float that interprets “Home Grown”. At the end of the parade there will be a trophy for the Best Dinner Call so start working on your “Dinner's Ready” cry!

Parade is open to all businesses, groups, organizations, public, and politicians. Farm implements are welcome and encouraged to attend as are livestock walk-throughs or horse drawn/horseback entries.

"Scarecrow Contest"

The best scarecrow and runner up will receive a cash award for residential category and a trophy for business/organization category for the top three entries. First prize will be $50, with two runners up that will receive $25 each. Rules will be posted around town. Judging will take place on Friday, September 18, Harvest Eve.

  • All scarecrows are asked to be decorated appropriately and also be maintained.
  • Please have them up on the week of Harvest Home and no later than Friday the 18th.
  • If you are able to, keep your scarecrows up through Halloween, but once the scarecrows start to deteriorate we ask that they be removed.
  • Place scarecrows on the address side of your house in your yard so they are visible.
  • Businesses and organizations are asked to theme decorate the scarecrows towards their purpose.

If you have any questions in regards to the fun run, parade, or contests, please refer to posters at the Hennepin Food Mart, North Central Bank, Hennepin United Methodist Church, or Country Stop Restaurant.

Email Matthew Dean with any questions or call (815) 303-3536. Thank you!