Some interesting characters invaded downtown over the weekend and looks like they might stick around for a while.
At least until Halloween.
The Andover Coalition for Education, or ACE, kicked off its annual Scarecrow Festival on Saturday. Even though it was cold and dreary, the Halloween spirit was on full display as scarecrows now adorn light poles up and down Main Street.
The event, which runs until Saturday, Oct. 27, is part of an ACE fundraiser. The proceeds from the purchase of scarecrow kits, which cost $50, supports Andover public schools.
Sponsors alone had already raised $13,000. The purchase of scarecrow kits will raise even more, according to Jennifer Srivastava, ACE director.