A pair of thoughtful locals are hoping to put an extra spring in everyone’s step this Easter by putting a few spare tyres to good use.
You cannot miss the giant Easter Bunny made from tyres outside Beaudesert Tyre Store on the highway as you come into town.
Len Bundy and Maureen Ball, who have serviced the Beaudesert area since 1995, have been putting a smile on everyone’s dial with their tyre sculptures for the last five years.
There’ve done the Christmas Tree and Easter Bunny, a Queensland State of Origin tribute and even Olympic rings to welcome local Olympian Riley Day home from Tokyo.
The standout sculptures attract the attention of passers-by, and everyone is welcome to stop and have their photos taken for a bit of fun.
Maureen told the Beaudesert Bulletin it was about spreading some good cheer.
“A girlfriend said to me a few years ago, ‘Can’t you do something Christmassy with your tyres?’ and it started from there with the tree, then it went to State of Origin, the bunny and then the Olympic rings for Riley,” she said.
“It’s the fact that it makes everyone smile. There’s plenty of bad things going on in the world and it’s nice to have something happy. People stop and have their photo taken with the bunny and it’s nice to see the kids enjoying it.”
Keep an eye out on the Beaudesert Tyre Store Facebook page for their annual Easter Bunny colouring in competition.
The colouring in illustration will be a special design created by local café owner and graphic artist, Shinade Harper, based off the tyre bunny.
The colouring in will be available to download and print, colour in and submit to Beaudesert Tyre Store.
Every child gets an Easter egg prize, and one lucky winner will receive a special overall prize.