Scarecrow celebration in Van Alstyne

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by SHANNON POWELL HART

WFAA

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 3:04 PM

Van Alstyne, TX

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Van Alstyne, TX - It is not "the birds", but the scarecrow population in the town of Van Alstyne that's rapidly multiplying as a Halloween tradition there gets underway.

The small town just North of Dallas, it has become a destination for Scarecrow Aficionados. Donna Spies with Scarecrows of Van Alstyne & Friends joined us to talk about how the town became obsessed with "scaring birds" during the Halloween season!

"Our city was sort of depressed," said Donna Spies who lives in Van Alstyne . "We thought if we could inspire everyone with the scarecrows that everyone would begin to smile...perhaps we could will Fall to come."

Van Alstyne will show off its scarecrows during a parade held at the Van Alstyne Fall der All festival.  The festivities start at 10am on Saturday, October 19.

 

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