The Freeport State Bank took first place overall in the first Melrose Chamber of Commerce Fall Scarecrow Contest. Sixteen businesses participated in the event.
Second place went to U.S. Bank.
Six businesses tied for Best Use of a Business Theme. They are: Arvig, Melrose Feed Mill, Central Minnesota Credit Union, U.S. Bank, Melrose Hardware and the Cut Above. Judges said they were all very good and too close to call. Prizes were awarded in the category by random draw to Melrose Hardware for first place and the Cut Above for second.