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Neighborhood recreates own Candy Cane Lane

Neighborhood recreates own Candy Cane Lane

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Posted By: Kelsey Murphy

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in one Lincoln neighborhood.

Homemade candy canes, reaching around 6 ft tall, line the streets from 30th and Pioneers to 30th and Prescott.

A neighborhood known around the holidays as Candy Cane Lane.

"They know where candy cane lane is, they don't specifically South 30th, but they know where Candy Can Lane is," Bonnie Hoffman, started Candy Cane Lane, said.

Ron and Bonnie Hoffman started the display with a few sheets of wood, some paint, big bows, and an even bigger idea, a neighborhood tradition.

Twenty-nine years later, that wood and paint turned into 36 candy canes and generations of participation.

"It’s four our kids and their kids and we want to continue this for decades," Tom Kopp, neighborhood homeowner, said.

"We have fond memories and, as I say, it’s 29 years of fond memories and a lot of friends and neighbors along the way so it's been a terrific project," Bonnie, said.

But, is hasn't always been sugar and spice. Back in 2005 vandals destroyed candy cane lane.

"What enjoyment do they get for doing this? I kind of feel sorry for them, because they have a mean mind or something,” Ron Hoffman, said.

That same year a motorcycle group repaired what was ruined. They built 16 new candy canes as a holiday gesture.

When it comes to Christmas wishes Ron and Bonnie have one.

“We hope younger people will keep it going when we can't anymore," Bonnie, said.

The candy canes will be up for people to enjoy through the month of December.

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