Winnie the Witch, 47-year-old Saint James roadside attraction, to get facelift
Winnie the Witch, a 30-foot-tall roadside attraction on North Country Road in Saint James, has seen better days.
The statue was first built in 1976 to attract visitors to Wick's Farm & Garden. Time and weather have taken their toll, causing Winnie to slowly fall apart.
Winnie in 2021
Now, thanks to a crowdfunding effort, the old witch is getting a much-needed facelift.
Saint James residents Kenny Maher and Victoria Johnston are spearheading the effort, raising $15,000 in two years.
The statue's head was removed earlier this month for refurbishment.
The work will be done by Brian Capo Design and Build in Nesconset. They hope to have the job finished by Halloween.
Winnie in 2013