Scarecrows Point The Way To Fall Festival

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What makes a good scarecrow?

Hay, of course.

You also need some rag tag clothing.

"Long arms so you can stuff through the sleeves," said Kimbrie Cullen, environmental educator, Wellesley Island Nature Center.

They aren't run of the mill scarecrows.

They are "directional" scarecrows, which means they'll point the way to this weekend's autumn festival at the Wellesley Island Nature Center.

"So you'll be able to see a scarecrow and he'll be directing you right up to the Minna A. Common Nature Center," said Darlene Sourwine, volunteer coordinator.

Saturday's 35th Annual Autumn Fest will include vendors, entertainment and cider making.

The idea is to just to get people in the door.

"I think once somebody comes to the nature center, I think they'll always want to come back," said Sourwine.

There's also a scarecrow-making contest with a cash prize.

"A $50 grand prize, so please come and make a scarecrow," said Cullen.

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