Video: Scarecrows lining the streets of Vineyard Haven

Development Director Paul Karasik explains the origin of this annual festival. — Photo by Yoojin Cho

In the video, Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School (MVPCS) Development Director Paul Karasik gives us a tour of Main Street in Vineyard Haven, all decked out with scarecrows built by students and families.

Though this annual scarecrow festival officially began over the weekend, you can still build one to be entered in a raffle drawing for iPad2. And if you are interested, here’s a tip from Mr. Karasik: build a sturdy base so your scarecrow can withstand all kinds of weather conditions. During the week, rain or snow, anything could happen.

For locations of all the scarecrows, visit MVPCS website.