Up, Up, & Away_
Easter, April 24, 2011
40,180 Real Eggshells
is a unique Easter Display, presented by Ron and Betty Manolio of Lyndhurst,
will be our 53rd year. The entire front yard is transformed into different eggshell
mosaic designs each year, always
including a 50ft. Cross and our mascot, the Easter Bunny.
The display has
from 750 shells in 1957. We use 24 brilliant
colors of 1Shot,
Paint enamel to paint the shells. As far as we know, it is the
display of it's kind in the
world. The idea came from Ron's
Mother, who placed
dyed eggshells on bushes in front of her home.
This is a family
project. We used to save our shells. We now get our eggshells from the
who use fresh eggs. Without them the display
would not continue, as other
restaurants use liquid eggs. Ron
makes a hole the size of a dime in
egg and Betty shakes out
contents. The shells are then washed and the edges of the hole trimmed. After painting, the
shells are stored by
boxes, with 250
in each box. They are used over and over
again each year, and
repainted, if necessary, in the
breakage is 1500 shells. We have had six natural disasters.
In 1998, and
2009, hail storms destroyed
In 2002, an ice storm on 6 inches of snow
broke 11,941, in 2005,
6 inches of snow smashed 5,633 shells, and in 2007 16
snow on Easter morning broke 14,176.
2008, for the first
time, we were not able to put pegs in
lawn, because the ground was frozen. Our Display consisted of
eggshells, using the
five figures we have on Styrofoam,
in the background.
theme this year is Up, Up, & Away .
The display includes; Four Characters, with 6,927
House With Balloons, with 9,160 shells, and 3 Hot Air Balloons, with 6,038 shells.
We always receive
excellent local coverage, and in
we appeared on the Montel
Show, and were also featured on Extreme
Cuisine, and the Agri-Country Network. We have been
"Ripley's Believe it or Not," and a photo was sent
out by Associated Press
far as the front page of an English language newspaper
in Japan. We were on
the "Today Show" Easter morning
CNN in 2007. A documentary on Eggshelland, which has
4 years to complete, which was shown at the Cedar-Lee
Theater, and is now available on
display is lit at
night, and will be
up from April 17 thru April
Ron and Betty Manolio
1031 Linden Lane
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124
Sidewalk Cafe - Painesville
Sidewalk Cafe - Euclid
Creative Eggshell Displays
Nick J. Sarris
Directions: From intersection of
Richmond Road and Ridgebury - make three left turns on Roland, Ashwood
and Linden Lane.
For more information
the film "Eggshelland" the Movie -
family and eggs. A
documentary looks at an Easter tradition and the family behind it.
Every January, after
the holiday presents have been opened and the Christmas tree’s been
taken down, Ron and Betty Manolio start thinking about eggs.
Lots of eggs — thousands of them. ...
Webcam at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
A view of Wade Hall at Waterfowl Lake, one of the oldest
zoo buildings in North America, constructed in 1884.
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