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The Spring Hill waterfall needed a little help, and got it from the "Scarecrows in the Gardens" event at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens Saturday morning. The event, a fundraiser for the landmark waterfall, invited guests to vote for their favorite scarecrow with $1 donations to go toward the waterfall maintenance. There was also pumpkin painting activities for the kids. Spring Hill Garden Club's waterfall dir­ector Joan Jackson hopes it will be an annual event. "We took over the maintenance of the waterfall after the county cut the funds, and it has been an ongoing project," she said. "We have help from local businesses, but … maintaining the waterfall has been expensive." Saturday was popular, "so hopefully we can set up something more often."

Chris Price, Times correspondent

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