January 29, 1998 in Washington Voices

Wooden Lawn Ornaments Stolen

By The Spokesman-Review
 
Tags:theft

A Kokomo couple is offering a reward for the safe return of two handmade wishing wells and a windmill, stolen out of their front yard last week.

The lawn decorations, which were taken last Thursday night, were handmade by Lisa Norfolk’s father, whom she said spent hundreds of hours on them.

Norfolk reported the theft to the Sheriff’s Department, posted flyers in Valley supermarkets and contacted local high schools.

“The main thing is we would just like them back,” said Norfolk, who asked her father to make the yard decorations a few years ago. “I’ve always wanted a windmill and a wishing well for my yard.”

The 5-foot-tall windmill is made of more than 500 gray asphalt shingles, each carefully nailed in place. The windmill has wooden blades, a chain-rail patio around the base and a small white painted door and white windows.

Each of the identical wishing wells stands about 3 feet high. They are made of pine but painted a reddish color. They have a roof and a handle on the side. Each holds a planter.

The wells were covered with colored Christmas lights. The windmill was decorated with amber lights.

Norfolk and her huband, Jim, are offering a $100 reward for the return of all three yard decorations. Anyone with information can call 838-7279.

, DataTimes


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