Local resident Rob Lanteigne spent three days building a giant valentine’s “snow bear” in his backyard.
The bear snow carving can be seen from Highway 38, at Unity Road facing the highway, specifically, so everyone can enjoy it.
Lanteigne is a correctional officer and local business owner. His wife Tina Lanteigne says he built it as a way to bring joy to the community, adding the heart in the middle of the bear is just for her.
“He always goes big,” said Tina. “It just brings a smile to everyone’s face, which is so nice especially this time of year when so many are so down with all the COVID and stuff.”
The bear stands about 10 feet tall and was carved with tools Rob Lantenigne has in his garage.
The bear is donned with a fancy red scarf, holds a “coke bottle” and has eyes. Its nose and paws are made using hockey pucks.
Tina says the positive response from the community has inspired her husband to build future displays.
“Next year, I’m sure there will be something bigger,” laughed Tina. “He always goes above and beyond.”
The bear is lit up at night — so it can’t be missed.