by Caryn Haller
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September 18, 2012
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Scarecrows mark the beginning of fall in the Valley

In the 28 years the East Fork Gallery has held a scarecrow festival, there was only one year the weather almost ruined the day.

It rained heavily the night before and was still drizzling the morning of the festival.

"It was cold and windy, but people still came and made scarecrows," gallery president Elfriede Short said. "The JT Bar brought us out spiked coffee so we would stay warm."

That was during the early years of the festival when the gallery was located where the Historian Inn stands now.

This year's annual fundraiser is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. …

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