MADISON, NJ - The scarecrows of Waverly Place have arrived this week. 
The Madison Chamber of Commerce "Spooked Out" out the downtown business district with family friendly scarecrows decorated by Chamber-member businesses and organizations, a new program for the 2015 Halloween season.   
Local Chamber members decorated Chamber-supplied scarecrows themselves in their own way and with their own brands. The scarecrows are on display on the lampposts on Waverly Place and are visible from sidewalks so children, parents and shoppers can enjoy them up close. 
"This was a fun project,"  said Karen Giambra, the Chamber's executive director.  "The businesses were very creative and did a great job.  We hope everyone enjoys them.
The Garden Club of Madison and the Chamber partnered for the first time in order to decorate downtown lampposts with Halloween scarecrows along with cornstalks and ribbons. The scarecrows and other decorations will be on display from Tuesday, October 20 through November 9, weather permitting.   
"The Garden Club of Madison is always happy to collaborate on civic projects throughout Madison that help beautify our fabulous town," said Gretchen Sinha, Co-Chair of Civics Committee for The Garden Club of Madison.

The Garden Club members present that day were Ruth Kerkeslager, Bernie McDonough, Co-Chair of Civics Committee; Gretchen Sinha, Co-Chair of Civics Committee; Kerry Patel, President; Kate Ransom-Silliman; Diane Anton; Sandi Sweeney; and Christine Hammitt. Not pictured: Marta McDowell and Patti Harris. 
"The Garden Club of Madison was happy to assist in hanging the cornstalks and merchant-decorated scarecrows," said Kerri Patel Garden Club President.