Every year the Mayor's Women's Commission hosts a Scarecrow Contest to kick off the Fall holidays in downtown Leesville. Organizations, businesses, and/or individuals are invited to compete in the annual event. Over the years, there have been some very interesting entries. Each of them, in addition to being a lovely street decoration, also provides a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity for our citizens.
2023 Winners are: FIRST PLACE - NSU Nursing; SECOND PLACE - Vernon Middle School; THIRD PLACE - US Post Office
2022 Winners: 1st Place - Vernon Parish Police Jury; 2nd Place - NSU Leesville; 3rd Place - Vernon Middle School