Frosty comes in from the heat
By EMMA CORNFORD
IN Saturday's Daily Examiner, we asked 'dude, where's her snowman?'.
Thanks to the generosity and effort of two Grafton women, today we can tell you that Lola Watkins' snowman, which has lit up her garden every Christmas for the past six years, has been returned. Mrs Watkins said Candice Brown and her friend found the snowman in a toilet block near a South Grafton park.
Having read about the abduction they looked up Mrs Watkins' address and drove to her house to return the stolen snowman.
"I was pleased as punch when they turned up," Mrs Watkins said.
"I mean, they didn't have to do that; go and look up my address and go to all that trouble. It was lovely and I am really pleased that young kids would take the trouble to do that."
When her snowman was taken, Mrs Watkins removed other Christmas decorations from her yard for fear they would also be stolen.
"I took the reindeers and the Santa in the front yard out and I put them back up in the cupboard. It was easier doing that than having them out there," she said.
"I'll put them back up again next year, but I'll be getting dog chains and padlocks to keep them here, that's for sure."