The Heartbreaking Story Of How A Dilapidated Silo Became A Minion
We know minions as the bumbling yellow guys helping Gru with his plans in the film ‘Despicable Me’.
But for a family in rural Indiana, minions hold a far deeper significance.
Jim and Kathy Stark were sitting in the yard of their family farm talking about needed repairs for their old 25-foot silo.
Jim and Kathy Stark lived on a farm in the rural town of Ossian, Indiana. A rusty grain silo towers over the farm, and they both agreed it needed a fresh coat of paint.
Suddenly, Jim had an awesome idea: why not paint the silo like a minion?
The Starks saw the film 'Despicable Me' and immediately fans of the weirdly adorable Minions. The couple just laughed about the idea, it was winter anyways so they still had time to think about what to do with it.
But two months later, Jim died of lung cancer.
Months after his death, Kathy started thinking about her husband’s quirky idea. So she decides to ask help from their children.
Kathy thought of it after finding herself spending holidays without Jim. She talked about it with the kids and everyone agreed to doing it.
They decided to put their talents together and paint the silo themselves
Her kids and Jim's kids from their previous marriages flocked to Indiana to start the special project. They all had the combined skill set needed to finish this, so it wasn't really necessary to hire a professional.
They have a welder, architect, and graphic designer leading the family project.
For a whole weekend, the family came together from different states to work on the silo.
It wasn't long before people from their neighborhood, up to commuters, travelers and social media users started to notice the minion silo.
People started stopping over the farm to take pictures with the grain silo. A nursing home even brought a full bus of people to see it.
Jim didn t just make the rural Indiana town, but he has also put a smile on many people s faces. Watch a local news reel about this story here.