The Story of “Bill Podley and the Podley People”
“Once upon a time, back in 1956, a movie called Invasion of the Body Snatchers was filmed in Sierra Madre. It tells the story of alien plant spores that have fallen from space and grown into large seed pods. These pods make reproductions of the inhabitants of the town and take over their minds and bodies. They are like robots with no feelings.
However, there was one rogue pod accidently left by the invaders that developed into a wonderful man named Bill Podley. This pod is very kind and nice and he really wanted to become an important part of Sierra Madre. So, he opened a Real Estate company and called it Podley Properties and all of his agents are called Podley People. The Podley People sell Pads (homes), not Pods, to all of the good people of Sierra Madre. And they all live happily ever after.”
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SIERRA MADRE SCARECROW FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Gather your friends and family for self-guided walking tours or bike tours throughout Sierra Madre. Stop by the Podley Properties office (30 N. Baldwin Avenue) to see the Podley People Scarecrow! Additional event information is below.
OCT 1-19th: Voting & Judging
Vote for your favorite scarecrow on our web site, our Facebook page or via a paper ballot that you pick up at Creative Arts Group and other local businesses.
OCT 7th: FREE Shuttle Scarecrow Tour | Buses leave at 10am, 12pm & 2pm
If you’d like a ride to see the scarecrows, then join us on October 7th for a FREE shuttle tour!
OCT 20th: Awards Ceremony | 7pm at Creative Arts Group
The winning scarecrow will be announced at the awards ceremony.
OCT 31st: Sierra Madre Costume Parade | 3:30pm: Trick-or-Treat | 5:30pm: Parade
Stop by the Podley Properties office at 30 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre for some tricks and treats along the Parade Route, and to say hello to the Scarecrow!