BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) – It’s the opposite of “Get off my lawn”. One woman has made it her business, with the help of her front yard, to bring joy and Christmas joy to everyone in the community during the pandemic. Bayne Froney by 23ABC offers more options for selfies with festive decor.
Marta Chipres has created her own winter wonderland for the community to enjoy.
“I just wanted to bring some happiness, joy, hope,” said Chipres. “Make everyone excited. Everyone was so stressed and depressed and I just wanted to bring some happiness and joy.”
On Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 12 different selfie stations will be set up in the Chipres courtyard so that families can get out of the house safely. You can enjoy hot chocolate and take family photos, but there’s more.
“We have a surprise coming out. So you have to come out and actually see who the guest is.”
The event is completely free, but Chipres is also accepting donations for the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Association for Mental Illness, as well as canned goods and toys for families in need.
“The intention is only to help others, especially the children. This is a time to be great and exciting and for happiness, smiles and excitement.”
You can bring that smile straight to the house located at 240 Hermosa Drive. Social distancing guidelines are being put in place to keep everyone safe.