10 Reasons to Be Thankful You Live in Evansville, IN
Evansville, IN, hasn't always gotten the best reputation. To the rest of the world, we are known as the fattest city, the most miserable city and an all around crummy place to be. But, we know better. We know how good we've got it here and we want to show it off!
Hmmm... what do I feel like for lunch? German, Moroccan, Greek or brains? We have so many different types of restaurants here and different types of food to choose from - and yes, there are a few establishments that serve brains on a daily basis.
You know you are from Evansville when you know (and love) Ski and Grippos. Whether you embrace Ski and Grippos, dance a Polka at the Volksfest or sport a #WeAreEVV shirt, you get it...and you are proud of it! Evansville is also home to various races, colors and creeds - all of which are welcome.
Mayor Winnecke is a cool guy. And, he's a nice guy who is genuinely passionate about Evansville. If you have never spoken to the Mayor, we would encourage you to flag him down and say hello.
Brand new state-of-the-art arena? Check... World-class entertainers booked? Check... Plenty of talent who were born and raised in Evansville... Check... Yep, this is Big Dog country!
Though I wouldn't eat anything that came from it, the Ohio is vessel of commerce, transportation and even down-home redneckery.
Working in media, you are aware of every charity that comes down the pike - mainly because they need your support. Be proud that you live in a place with so many passionate and giving people. From the West Side Nut Club Fall Fest and 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays to Holly's House, Race for the Cure and all the humane societies, we take care of our own.
Okay, if you are going from the Eastside Walmart to USI at 5 PM during Christmas season, you won't get there in 30 but generally it doesn't take hours (and a ton of gas to get where you are going).
There's an old rumor that Evansville was on Hitler's hit list perhaps because Evansville was the highest producing LST shipyard in the nation. Not sure if it's true but even now we are home to hundreds of military personnel and manufacturing plants that distribute worldwide.
Nashville, Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis, Cincinnati and a plethora of small and medium-sized towns are only a few hours by car. You get the best of everything by living here!
There's no Saks Fifth Avenue around and we might not all have "black tie attire" to wear to the formal galas but you know someone is always going to be someone else rockin' a pair of bluejeans. That's just who we are and know it and embrace it. Be thankful that you live in a place where friendly people and friendly smiles are commonplace and you can be who you are...