The Waconia Chamber of Commerce held the 6th annual Scarecrow Contest in Waconia Oct. 10-20. Citizens were asked to tour the 36 participating businesses that featured a scarecrow and vote for their favorites. The Grand Prize was earned by Waconia Veterinary Clinic for its “The Three ‘Vet’migos” scarecrow. KleinBank’s “Penny & Benny” scarecrow won the People’s Choice Award. Jim Seltz, who has voted in the scarecrow tour every year of the contest, was the lucky winner of the a night at the AmericInn of Waconia. Kellie Sites, president of the Waconia Chamber of Commerce, thanks all of the businesses that participated and all of the citizens who toured the scarecrows and cast their ballots for the winners. Sites encourages businesses — both contest veterans and businesses that have never participated before — to start thinking about their scarecrow for the contest next year.