FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - There’s a bear hunt going on in The Historic Oakdale Neighborhood.
"We've seen so many people out walking, and we see little children pointing up at the windows," Richele Groeneweg said.
Neighbors are displaying stuffed animals in their windows bringing everyone together at a time when they must be at least six feet apart.
"I think it's been very uniting. It kind of brings a different perspective than COVID-19," she said.
Richelle Groeneweg was similarly inspired when she saw her friends Mable and Ed Mendoza decorating with Christmas lights.
Since so many people enjoy Christmas lights, the Mendozas said why not.
"My husband turned to me and he said, 'You know you can choose to live in the dark or you can choose to live in the light' so we made a trip up to our attic. We got a couple of Christmas trees. We didn't want to take out a lot of lights. We had Christmas trees with lights on them. We thought this is a way to say to our neighbors that we are with them," Mable Mendoza of Waynedale explained.
The plan is to at least keep this going until the Stay At Home Order is over.
"We're hoping for many more people to join in on the fun. This is really an invitation just to let people know we're here for each other. Whether it's an Easter tree with eggs hanging on it and you put some Christmas lights on it,or wreaths or lights, it's just a way of saying we're here in this together with our neighborhood," Mendoza said.