Displays offer light in dark times


April 3, 2020

Jana Peterson

Residents and businesses around town are getting into a movement to display bears, Easter eggs and art in windows and doors and porches facing the street so the influx of walkers can enjoy discovering them as they pass by. Isaac and Sophia Abell, ages 9 and 6, created a snowman in Cloquet with a splash of food coloring. The Pine Knot News and a number of our local advertisers want to encourage more people to join in the fun with their own window displays. Check out the coloring page on Page 10 of this week's paper. Happy hunting.

Amidst all the fear and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, there's a movement afoot to make life more fun, more beautiful, or both.

Suddenly, there are bears - of the stuffed variety or two-dimensional, not hungry-just-out-of-hibernation live ones - appearing in windows and on porches in Cloquet and beyond. It's not limited to bears, though. Other windows feature Easter eggs or original artworks for all the world to see as people walk or ride past homes, businesses and even City Hall.

Cloquet children's librarian Keiko Satomi said the library heard about communities around the world tha...

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