Eggshelland is a unique Easter Display,
presented by Ron and Betty
of Lyndhurst, Ohio. This will be its 45th
year. The entire front yard is
into different eggshell mosaic designs each year,
a 50ft. Cross and our mascot, the Easter Bunny, with
The display has grown from 750 shells
in 1957. We use 21 brilliant colors
sign 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
placed dyed eggshells on bushes in front of her home.
This is a family project. We
used to save our shells. Recently, we have
them from several restaurants, and the Progressive Insurance Co.,
Ron makes a hole the size of a dime in the
egg, and Betty shakes
contents. The eggshells are then washed and
the edges of the hole
After painting, the shells are stored by
color in boxes, with 250 in
They are used over again each year, and repainted,
in the proper colors.
On Wednesday April 8, 1998, just before
Easter, we had a Hailstorm that
10,238 shells (our annual handling breakage is
about 2-3000 shells).
6 inches of snow covered the display most of the week. There
was an icestorm on Thurs. that caused pressure
which broke 11,941 shells.
The theme this year is Let's Fly .
The total number of shells used in the
is 36,020. The display includes; The Ohio Bicentennial
with the Wright Bros. Plane
with 7,614 shells, the The Power Puff Girls with 6303 shells,
Spiderman with 3,591and Space
Shuttle Columbia Memorial "To Valor" with 3,173 shells.
We always receive excellent local coverage and in
2000, we appeared on
the Montel Williams Show and wewere featured
on Extreme Cuisine and the Agri-Country
Network. We have also been featured on "Ripley's Believe it or Not," and a photo
was sent out by Associated Press that reached as far as an English language
newspaper in Japan. The display is lit at night with 30 floodlights at night, and will
be up from April 13th thru April 21st.
Happy Easter, Ron and Betty Manolio
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