Within 10 days of being hung up on River Road, the Republican Town Committee\u2019s Donald Trump scarecrow became the victim of what appears to be vandalism. The Bulletin was notified of the defaced scarecrow, which is now missing its nose and \u201cMake America Great Again\u201d hat, on Monday, Oct. 24. The scarecrow was one of the more than 25 scarecrows the Wilton Chamber of Commerce hung in Wilton Center for this year\u2019s Scarecrow Fest. \u201cWe don't have a policy about protecting the scarecrows,\u201d said Chamber Executive Director Debra Hansen, \u201cbut it\u2019s really unfortunate because they were put up in the spirit of Halloween, community and town camaraderie.\u201d RTC Chair Al Alper told The Bulletin he\u2019s \u201cnot sure\u201d who vandalized the scarecrow, but suspects it was someone aligned with the Democratic Party. \u201cIt saddens me that nothing \u2014 even a harmless town tradition \u2014 is sacred to the opposition in their zealous pursuit to win at any cost,\u201d he said. \u201cThe party of supposed tolerance has shown, yet again, how intolerant they are.\u201d While saddened, Alper said, he is not at all surprised. \u201cTheir own candidate, Hillary Clinton, said [they] have one face in public and one face in private,\u201d he said. \u201cThe destruction of private property presents their public face and to me, actions speak much louder than words.\u201d DTC response Democratic Town Committee Chair Deborah McFadden told The Bulletin she was unaware there was a Trump scarecrow in town \u2014 \u201clet alone that it had been vandalized.\u201d After Trump lawn signs were stolen in town, McFadden said, she asked \u201call citizen of Wilton to leave Trump lawn signs alone.\u201d \u201cI hereby expand this pronouncement to include all items referring to Trump, including scarecrows,\u201d she said. \u201cFeelings run high during elections \u2014 presidential in particular,\u201d said McFadden, whose Hillary Clinton and Jim Himes lawn signs were both recently taken. McFadden said she hopes Wilton residents can \u201cremain civil, respect the opposition and their campaign materials. \u201cThe purpose of all these temporary displays of scarecrows and lawn signs is to elevate the candidate brand, persuade and to remind us to vote on Election Day,\u201d she said. \u201cI look forward to Election Day, when we can vote on the best people to lead us into the future and shift the dialog from vandalized scarecrows to solving real issues.\u201d Trump and the other scarecrows will be on display through Monday, Oct. 31.