‘Thank You Veterans’ from the Balloon Lady

Patty Jurielewicz returned with more of her locally renowned balloon art to celebrate Veterans Day. Today’s display thanked veterans for their service, once again bringing smiles to the faces of drivers and passengers on Route 136 at Bibbins Road.

The “Balloon Lady’s” cheerful and airy daily contributions lifted people’s spirits during the early months of the pandemic when things shut down and people needed it most. Jurielewicz and her family also created displays for special occasions like the Helen Keller Middle School graduation and the swearing-in of Rich Doyle as Easton’s new police chief.

“I would like to thank our veterans for serving our country,” Doyle said. “I also want to recognize three veterans now serving the Easton community: Sergeant Thomas Ceccarelli, USCG; Detective Kent Lyman, USMC; and Officer Thomas Steinke, USMC.”

Members of the Easton police, fire and emergency medical departments caravanned past the corner of Route 136 and Bibbins Road in June to celebrate the Jurielewicz family, all of whom participated in mounting the festive, daily balloon displays. You can read about the colorful displays here.

Read more about Jurielewicz’s cheerful contributions during the pandemic here: ‘Balloon Lady’ Treats Easton to Daily Display.

Photo at top: Veterans Day Balloon Thank You Message from Patty Jurielewicz, AKA “The Balloon Lady.” — Photo Courtesy of Police Chief Rich Doyle