The Chester Historical Society's annual fundraiser is back.  Take a look at this video from a few years ago.

 

According to the Chester Historical Society's website:

Scarecrows are made by the Chester Historical Society, and can be purchased for $20. You will receive a head and wooden body frame with purchase. Contact Jackie Brown for more information at 887-3842. Special orders can be taken. Proceeds from scarecrow sales go directly to the Chester Historical Society.

I do think it's a cute idea and if you ever want an example of the quintessential New England Small town, Chester would be a great pick.  For the winter, just take a drive through Chester and look at all the beautiful houses decorated for the holidays.  Martha Stewart herself would give a big thumbs up!

Having said that, there is something a little creepy about the scarecrows - especially if you see them at night.  Tim Burton ought to come see the town.  I'm sure these things come to life after we've gone to bed.  Maybe I should take a drive to Chester.  It's not far from my house - face my fears and maybe even buy one!