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Eggshelland, Lyndhurst Ohio

Eggshelland

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This uniquely Ohio display is set up for just 10 days from Palm Sunday until just after Easter each year. The Manolio family of Lyndhurst have been decorating their lawn with thousands of painted egg shells since 1957.

The display includes cartoons, secular Easter bunnies, and religious images -- all made from real, hand-painted eggshells. It's fun and it's free.

Update: 8/11/12 - Sadly, Ron Manolio passed away this week. The family says they intend to put up one last display this coming Easter in his honor.

History:

Ron and Betty Manolio of Lyndhurst have been creating eggshell magic since 1957. What began with 750 hand-painted eggshells has grown to a display of over 40,000 shells. The Manolio's spend the year creating a plan on graph paper and painting any extra eggshells they may need. They are aided in setting up the display by their five children and 9 grandchildren.

Eggshelland in the News:

Eggshelland has been featured in the local media as well as the Food Network, the Montel Williams Show, and in 2006, the Today Show. As Ron Manolio told the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 2006, "Eggshelland is a long tradition and it's bigger than me."

Contact Information:

Eggshelland
1031 Linden Lane
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
no phone contact

Getting to Eggshelland:

From Richmond Road, turn east on Ridgebury Blvd.; turn north of Roland, east on Ashwood Dr., and South on Linden Lane.

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