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Sam Specht, 6, of Bellport, jumps into the (Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Sam Specht, 6, of Bellport, jumps into the pile of plastic bags filled with newspaper that are used for stuffing the scarecrows at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Scarecrow contest in Bellport

Families turn out for the fifth annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest.

Clayton Cannella, 8, of Bellport, rummages through the
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Clayton Cannella, 8, of Bellport, rummages through the craft supplies to create the head of his scarecrow at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Jan and Robert Lynch, of Bellport, and their
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Jan and Robert Lynch, of Bellport, and their son Reece, 8, put the final touches on their scarecrow at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Clayton Cannella, 8, of Bellport, looks through the
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Clayton Cannella, 8, of Bellport, looks through the many props available for his scarecrow at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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An array of hats is strewn across the
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An array of hats is strewn across the hedges for the scarecrows at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Emily Polner, 17, of Bellport, and her father,
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Emily Polner, 17, of Bellport, and her father, Dan Polner, 49, of Bellport, work on the head of their scarecrow at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Emmy Specht, 10, of Bellport, walks with the
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Emmy Specht, 10, of Bellport, walks with the plastic pumpkin head of her scarecrow at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Reece Lynch, 8, and his father, Robert Lynch,
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Reece Lynch, 8, and his father, Robert Lynch, 59, of Brookhaven, put pipe cleaners into the plastic pumpkin head of their scarecrow at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Clayton Cannella, 8, of Bellport, and his sister
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Clayton Cannella, 8, of Bellport, and his sister Claire Cannella, 6, of Bellport, gather the materials for the foundation of their scarecrow at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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Sisters Emily, 17, and Daley Polner, 12, of
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Sisters Emily, 17, and Daley Polner, 12, of Bellport, make adjustments to the plastic pumpkin head of their scarecrow at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Bellport Liquor Store employee Elena Sasso, 58, of
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Bellport Liquor Store employee Elena Sasso, 58, of Manorville, stands next to the scarecrow designated for the liquor store at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. Each scarecrow from the contest was placed in front of a business along South Country Road in Bellport. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Dan Polner, 49, Emily Polner, 17, and Daley
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Dan Polner, 49, Emily Polner, 17, and Daley Polner, 12, of Bellport, stand with their scarecrow "The Butcher Barber of Bellport" at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Sam Specht, 6, of Bellport, jumps into the
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Sam Specht, 6, of Bellport, jumps into the pile of plastic bags filled with newspaper that are used for stuffing the scarecrows at the annual Bellport Scarecrow Building Contest. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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