Loretta Herbert’s Easter extravaganza

Loretta Herbert shows off some of the decorations she’s created to celebrate Easter. (Pam Wright/Local Journalism Initiative/Thamesville Herald)

By Pam Wright, Local Journalism Initiative

COVID-19 hasn’t dampened Loretta Herbert’s enthusiasm for Easter.

For the past decade, the Thamesville area farmer has been decorating her yard to the nines with an interesting array of colourful decorations she’s made herself.

“I do it to cheer my kids up and the neighbours enjoy it too,” the Florence Road resident says.

“I wanted to bring some life back into Easter and Christmas,” Herbert adds, as she also goes all out for the holidays in December.

“I think with everything going on, we can use some cheering up.”

Herbert says she got started on the project when her 13-year-old granddaughter was three.

She’s been adding to the display ever since.

Herbert does the painstaking work herself, cutting out images from plywood. She then sands, primes and paints with some of the Disney characters taking days to make.

“Some of them take a long time,” Herbert says. “Thumper (she has a few of them in various poses) takes a lot of work.”

Herbert hopes to keep adding to the collection and will be working on new designs for next year.

  • The Thamesville Herald



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