Monster mannequins

The Wolcott Main Street Committee has initiated a fundraiser in which local businesses in town can compete for bragging rights for the best-dressed monster mannequin.

WOLCOTT — The Wolcott Main Street Committee is finding creative and fun ways to raise funds for their projects and promote community Halloween spirit in Wolcott.

The committee has initiated a fundraiser where local businesses in town can compete for bragging rights for the best dressed mannequin. The monster mannequins can be seen driving through Wolcott along U.S. 24.

“I know that with some stores closing they are selling mannequins, so one day I was thinking that it could be fun to dress them in Halloween costumes,” said Darwin Miller, Wolcott Town Council and Wolcott Main Street member. “I had a custom trophy made for the business that wins, and they can display it in their place of business in town. It’s a talking point, it’s fun, it’s competitive, and it supports our town.“

Miller said 10 local businesses jumped in to sponsor a mannequin.

“They have been up for about a week now and I think it is something people will enjoy looking at during our Oktoberfest,” he said, “and will look forward to us doing year after year.”

The mannequins will be judged by individuals who live outside of Wolcott. Winners will be announced during Oktoberfest.

Businesses that have signed up for the event include Bank of Wolcott, Country Tan and Things, YBS Reality, Rustic Rose, Peoples Feed Mill, Roots Eatery and Pub, Mikes Auto Repair, HRI Restoration and Repair, Wolcott Cafe and Farney’s Service Center.