THE DURAND FIRE Department hosted the Durand Fall Fest on E. Clinton Street in downtown Durand on Saturday, Sept. 30, with activities such as pumpkin painting, cider and donuts, touch-a-truck opportunities for youngsters, and more. The above photo shows the view of E. Clinton Street near the city’s “People Spot.” An estimated 150 children participated in the annual festival, and more than 100 pumpkins were decorated.

  Additionally, the Greater Durand Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest recently kicked off, and uniquely adorned scarecrows can now be found throughout the city’s downtown area. Individuals can enter the contest for a $5 fee, which will benefit the Durand Loaves and Fishes. The public will decide the winner of the contest by voting at several local businesses. Each vote costs $1, with the winner to receive a trophy. All scarecrows must be taken down by Monday, Nov. 6. Applications can be obtained by calling the Greater Durand Chamber of Commerce at (989) 288-5177, or by email at

 (Courtesy Photo)

Durand Fall Fest was last modified: October 9th, 2017 by Karen Elford