DERRY — It's a community project to support the arts while giving a new spin to the mighty potato.

Since the Derry area is known to have historical ties to original potato plantings centuries ago, supporters of a downtown art mural project put the "Spudcrow" effort into place, selling spud-shaped burlap heads, painted as whimsical characters and then selling them to residents and businesses to put on display this month.

Downtown business owners have jumped on the spud bandwagon in a big way, putting their own original touches on spudcrows and displaying them outside businesses or in display windows.

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