Driving around Cherry Valley will look a little different for the next few weeks. 

Over 50 scarecrows have been "adopted" by local businesses, organizations, families, school groups, scouts, and individuals. The scarecrows have been dressed, decorated, and displayed on lamp posts up and down State St. and Mill Rd. in Cherry Valley thanks to "Scarecrows on Parade," a project sponsored by the Friends of the Cherry Valley Public Library.

The public is encouraged to vote on their favorite scarecrow at $1 a vote. You can vote as many times as you'd like online at www.cherryvalleylib.org, or at selected area businesses. Winners will be announced at the village's Halloween parade on October 28. For more information call the Library at 815-332-5161.