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  • TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Joan Turko (left), coordinator of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Display, hands a flyer to Tracey Downing (right), owner, of Bert's Steakhouse & Restaurant at 416 Delaware Avenue, with regard to the second…
    TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Joan Turko (left), coordinator of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Display, hands a flyer to Tracey Downing (right), owner, of Bert's Steakhouse & Restaurant at 416 Delaware Avenue, with regard to the second annual event. Businesses in the borough are asked to place a scarecrow that identifies their respective business, either in their window, or, in front of their building, in the month of October.
Published September 19. 2012 05:02PM

Some creepy-looking objects are about to pop up around Palmerton.

So odd-looking, in fact, that they're bound to leave quite the impression on those who pass through the borough's downtown.

A series of straw men dressed in old clothes will ring in the second annual Scarecrow Display, sponsored by the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Joan Turko, coordinator of the display, noted the promotion and celebration isn't limited to only Delaware Avenue, as private homes are welcome to participate and show their creativity.

"If you did not previously participate, you are welcome to join Delaware Avenue's display this year," Turko said. "Hopefully, we will attract visitors to again see our beautiful Palmerton, and have some fun doing so."

Businesses in the borough are asked to again place a scarecrow either in their window, or, preferably, in front of their building, in the month of October.

The scarecrows are to be dressed in a manner which would identify their respective business, Turko said. The displays will be available during the participants' business hours, she said.

Stands may be ordered by calling Brian Billig, of Palmerton Lumber Company, at (610)-824-4888. For more information on the display, call Turko at (610) 826-2716.

Last year, the chamber sponsored the event as the beginning of Palmerton's celebration of the centennial of its incorporation.

The borough plans to celebrate the centennial of its 1912 incorporation on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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