Vote for Your Favorite Brookline Scarecrow!
Have you seen the scarecrows in the windows of Brookline businesses? It's time to vote for your favorite!
Some unique faces have been cropping up in the windows of Brookline Boulevard shops, and it's time for you to decide which is the most spooky and silly.
The annual Scarecrow Competition is underway, and residents can start making the rounds and voting for their favorites.
"We have about 10 up so far, and they are cute," said Brookline Chamber of Commerce President Linda Boss. "We've got lots of compliments."
Annette Ferrieri, a board member for the Chamber, said the scarecrows are a hit every year, and help kick off the Halloween season in Brookline.
"Halloween is as big as Christmas in Brookline," she said. "Around here, it's really 'lights, camera, action.'"
Voting ballots are available at five Brookline locations: A Boss Optical, Cannon Coffee, Community Bank, Jacqueline's House of Beauty or at Seton Center. The ballots include a list of scarecrows and their locations. Once you've filled out the ballot, return it to one of those five locations.
The first-place winner will receive $150. The second and third place winners each will receive $50.
Voting by Brookline residents and a judging team will take place until Oct. 22, and the winners will be announced at the Halloween Parade on Oct. 27.
Business owners, if you've got a scarecrow in your window, upload a photo to this article! So far, we've got the scarecrow from Jacqueline's!