Tuesday, October 23, 2012
They're creepy, spooky, and in some cases downright impressive. Scarecrows are popping up in front of storefronts this week, part of the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School's annual Island-wide contest. Anyone, from professional artists to schoolchildren, is invited to craft a scarecrow based on a literary theme, with one participant randomly selected to win an iPad. The contest also doubles as a fundraiser for the school; businesses pay a small fee to display scarecrows outside their stores.