We first introduced you to Paul Craig in December, 2010. Since then the holiday scene at his house in Olathe has grown even larger. Craig started with 15 inflatable penguins in 2004. Now his yard is full.
Each year, Craig and his wife Cindy turn their yard at Mur-len Road and Indian Creek Parkway into ‘Paulie’s Penguin Playground.’ Filled with inflatables, it’s the largest single holiday display in Johnson County, Kansas.
“We've got them basically everywhere you can see in my yard and part of my neighbor's yard. Thank goodness I have wonderful, wonderful neighbors,” said Paul.
Paul also plays movies on his roof and has two snow-making machines. He said, “When you hear the kids screaming and laughing you can’t imagine how much joy it gets me inside.”
Visitors can enter for free but are encouraged to leave a donation for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Paul’s mother died from the disease in 1999.
Paul said, "Every bit of money people put in there goes to LLS. They are a charity that's near and dear to my heart." So far, the couple has raised nearly $17,000 for LLS.
‘Paulie's Penguin Playground’ is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Christmas. http://www.kansastravel.org/olathe/olathechristmaspenquins.htm
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