Bookwalter, who is currently recovering from concussion sustained in the crash, was sent a photo of the scarecrow by Rebecca Mowbray, whose family live in Retford – where the crash took place – and had created it for the Ordsall Scarecrow Festival last week.
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Lincolnshire Live reports how, after receiving a few negative comments about her family’s scarecrow, Rebecca sought to get in touch with the recovering rider to get his personal approval, and to her surprise received a reply.
Although Bookwalter was unable to reply personally due to his concussion, his wife Jamie got in touch to ask to see a photo of the scarecrow version of her husband, who gave it his approval and described it as “hilarious, funny, and disturbing at the same time”.
The bad news for the Mowbray’s is that their effort wasn’t enough to win them a prize in the scarecrow competition, but Rebecca took solace in the fact that her photo received more than 1,000 likes on Facebook.