This time each year, cars would pack a quiet street in Lyndhurst and thousands of people flock to a nearby yard. All that remains of what they came here to see is a lonely light pole and a wooden sign … for Eggshelland.
“Last year we had people lined up all the way to Roland [Ave.]“, said Elizabeth Manolio.
Eggshelland was a labor of love for Ron and Elizabeth Manolio that lasted 55 years. Families from all over came to marvel at the fragile artistic wonderland. But when Ron passed away in 2012, last spring’s display of more than 50,000 colored eggs would be the last.
“Nobody can sit and paint eggs for hours like my husband did,” said Manolio. “So we decided that would be the end of it.”
But it didn’t quite work out that way. Thanks to the effort of Joe Tomaro and John Frato, Eggshelland will continue.
“We couldn’t let this go by the wayside,” said Tomaro.
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