First came the frame made of chicken wire. Then a bunch of newspaper to fill out the body. Then, coats of yellow spray paint, some more precision painting on the face, a sewn cape and, to cap it all off, some nifty blue cloth shoes.
By Monday night, "Superstar" was ready for his first public appearance. The Eureka Early Childhood Center's
entry into the annual Eureka Scarecrow Festival stands just to the left of the main entrance, welcoming all who come to learn or visit. Staffers Lisa Feeney and Laura Krueger designed and brought the school's mascot to life in time for their students to wave hello to Superstar on their way in Tuesday morning.
All of the Rockwood School District-affiliated facilities in Eureka -- Blevins, Eureka and Geggie elementaries, the Early Childhood Center, Eureka High, the Individualized Learning Center and the Administrative Center and Administrative Annex -- have gotten in on the fun this year, constructing their own versions of scarecrows to take part in a cherished annual tradition in the city.