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And since Forni is training his grandsons early to be baseball fans – he’s already taken them all to Wrigley Field – he decided to reinforce that concept with props.
That included a Cleveland Indians baseball cap (From Forni’s hometown), a Joliet Slammers cap and two Cubs caps.
The frozen group has entertained his grandchildren and attracted attention from people driving past his house, Forni said.
“Some honk; some wave; some smile,” Forni said.
He’s even met some of his neighbors who live across the street – which is four lanes – when they stopped to take a photo.
“Who knew that the COVID19 ‘stay at home’ order would bring people together?” Forni said.
In terms of bring people together, Forni already had other options in place.
(The Rev. Keith Forni removes the head of a snowman Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020, while consolidating several melting snow sculptures in front of his home along Plainfield Road in Joliet, Ill. Forni said he made four snowmen, all of which wore baseball apparel, in honor of his grandchildren who live in California).