Port Henry is about to get some new residents.
The Ph7 Committee is seeking scarecrows to decorate the village during the month of October.
The civic group is even willing to help make the creations and will offer a scarecrow workshop Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. at the information booth at Main and Broad streets.
“Bring shirts, pants, skirts or other clothes to a scarecrow making workshop,” said Jackie Viestenz of the Ph7 Committee. “Frameworks of various sizes will be provided for making the scarecrows. Dress your scarecrow as a character such as a princess or clown. Some clothes will be provided.”
An alternative location will be available in case of rain. For information call Viestenz at 546-9855.
The Ph7 Committee is a group of concerned citizens who are working for the betterment of Port Henry. It was formed after an effort to dissolve the village failed. The people who formed the committee felt that since the citizenry had voted to keep the village, they should work toward preserving and improving the village.
The civic group has an eye on improving Port Henry’s streetscape and has sponsored several projects to that end. It erected a community Christmas tree in the circle on Broad Street and decorated it for the holidays. It also sponsored a farmers market this summer.
Generating interest in village elections is another goal of the Ph7 Committee. It sponsored a debate for village candidates for office prior to last spring’s elections.
The group also joined with the Moriah Community and Economic Development (EDGe) group, the Moriah Chamber of Commerce, the town of Moriah and the village of Port Henry to hold the inaugural Moriahstock in August. It featured local bands Loose Connection, 5 Story Fuse and Generationz.