Thank You, Mr. Mayor

July 15th, 2011

7-15-11Jonathan Weinzapfel, Mayor of Evansville, Indiana is a hero in the battle against Domestic Violence. He is doing his part, and then some, when it comes to protecting and caring for women and children in need. As Mayor, he proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Evansville. He is also a big supporter for all of the shelters and coalitions in and around his hometown. Apparently the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree as his mother has always volunteered to help women and children in need; she was also the Executive Director of the YWCA for more than two decades. The Mayor took the time to meet and talk with me and pose by The Kindness Bike, even though he was busy with budget meetings all day long.
I was interviewed today by Sam Quinn, an intern at the Evansville Courier & Press. She was looking for the guy with the bus as I serendipitously appeared in the newspaper’s parking lot. She recognized The Kindness Bicycle by its description. Imagine that.
As I head further west, the landscape is getting flatter, making my rides a whole lot easier. The nearly 40 miles I rode was a breeze.

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