BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Just when we thought we have seen it all, it turns out we have not.
Apparently the COVID-19 pandemic has brought back the dinosaur.
Lately they have been seen across the country: dancing to mariachi music outside a grocery store in San Antonio, delivering tacos in St. Louis, and watering plants in Sedona. They have also been seen supporting business recently in Bay Village.
“They’re been over to the Knickerbocker Retirement Home, they’ve actually been in and out of Heinen’s in Bay the local grocer, they were actually invited in,” said Bay Village resident Chip Aschenbrener.
The dinosaurs go by the names “Marvis,” “Lincoln,” “Bruce,” “Roberta,” and “Ruth,” which are names of local streets. Those under the costumes are all mothers, who still work and wish to remain anonymous.
“They’re loving all the hype they’re getting online,” Aschenbrener said.
He says they plan to keep the parades going through the pandemic and choose new locations on Fridays around 4 p.m.
“Just to kind of lift the spirits of the community,” Ashenbrener said. “Spread some love and just kind of make people smile.”