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Prophetstown State Park displaying the annual 'Trail of Scarecrows'

Prophetstown State Park is geared up for Halloween with their Trail of Scarecrows. This is the 9th year for the event and it's also its largest with 41 scarecrows made by 32 local groups.

Posted: Oct. 2, 2018 5:50 PM

BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (WLFI) -- Prophetstown State Park is geared up for Halloween with their Trail of Scarecrows.

This is the 9th year for the event and its largest with 41 scarecrows made by 32 local groups.

Jenna Parks, an interpretive naturalist for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said the scarecrows are always a great attraction to the park this time of year.

"It brings a little bit more of a pop to the prairie. Right now we have a lot of Goldenrod, that's pretty much the only thing blooming right now so putting out some scarecrows definitely makes it look a little bit brighter, a little nicer," said Parks.

For just one penny you can cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow. Or you could cast 100 votes by donating a dollar.

Proceeds go towards supporting the Prophetstown Interpretive Services Fund.

The winners get a variety of prizes including passes to the water park.

Parks said the scarecrows show the character of the groups that make them.

"I think it's a great way to get to see a little bit of a different aspect of them, kind of a craftier but also a seasonal craft," said Parks.

You can vote at the visitor's center between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Voting will continue through the month of October.

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