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Indiana family turns silo into 25-foot minion

Posted: 11:11 AM, Jun 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-10 16:59:49Z

An Indiana family turned a home improvement project into an amusement attraction. Now, people are traveling from near and far to check out the family's grain holder.

As you're driving down North 750 East, it's difficult to miss.

"We're out here in the middle of no where but we have traffic jams. People just stopping, taking pictures," said Kathy Stark, homeowner.

It's the 25-foot tall minion in Stark's backyard that has caught the attention of people passing by.

"A lot of the silos are shaped a little different they almost have the Chinese hat on the top of them, or they're too tall. This one was just the right size, the right shape."

They painted the silo, and welded together six-foot eyes for the minion.

"The farmers have all told me I'm the talk of the county."

Word travels fast, and people from all over are now driving by, hoping to get a glimpse of the silo-turned-minion.

"We've had everything from low flying helicopters, to a guy on his lawnmower that lived in Decatur several miles away that was pulling his wife and his kid in a cart."
 
She says she's glad to see people stopping by and taking pictures.
 
"Oh it just tickles me pink! I just can't believe the response. I knew people would love it but I had no idea that it was going to turn out as good as it did."