It’s time to start voting in the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Annual Scarecrow Competition. This is the 26th year the silly, scary 6-foot-tall creations adorn the pathways of Stony Brook Village Center for visitors to enjoy and vote for their favorite.

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Vote in the Stony Brook Village Center stores. Winners will receive cash prizes awarded at WMHO’s Annual Halloween Festival, beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 31.

For more on this and other Stony Brook Village events, call 631-751-2244 or visit