You’ve no doubt seen the Kmart Joe Boxer ad. Male models in tuxes, and boxers, playing a bell choir as if inspired by Elvis Presley. The Waynesboro Family YMCA is riffing off the viral video to promote its Black Friday membership drive.
For Mark Warner, it risked being a Michael Dukakis moment.
“This is politician rule #1: You’re never supposed to wear a hat,” Sen. Warner, D-Va., said after being handed a Dr. Seuss hat that otherwise seemed sensible given what he was about to do.
And you thought banging the gavel to open and close sessions of the United States Senate was tough. Try getting a dozen preschoolers just up from their afternoon nap to sit still for 10 minutes to listen to Green Eggs and Ham.
“I, like probably most adults, grew up with Dr. Seuss. I grew up as a kid with him. I read Dr. Seuss stories to my kids when they were growing up. And so the chance to come to the Y and pick out a Dr. Seuss book – my two favorites were Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham – is big for me,” said Warner, who read to preschoolers at the Waynesboro YMCA on Friday. Read more
Of course it would rain. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner was in Waynesboro on Friday to get a firsthand look at the $100,000 thermal-solar project being installed at the Waynesboro YMCA, and the rain was coming down in sheets.
So instead of climbing on the roof to see the panels that will cover approximately 1,600 square feet of roof above the Y’s indoor swimming pool, Warner was dry inside the facility going over the details of the project with YMCA executive director Jeff Fife and Andy Bindea and Shawn Cooke of Sigora Solar, the project partner taking the lead on the installation. Read more
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will visit the Waynesboro YMCA on Friday, March 2, to get a tour of the $100,000 thermal-solar installation project at the Y and be briefed on the details of the project by officials from the Y and project partner Sigora Solar.
The project is the largest thermal-solar installation in the state of Virginia. The panels being installed will save the YMCA more than $13,000 a year in energy costs.
After the tour of the solar project, Warner will participate in Read Across America Day by reading selections from the works of Dr. Seuss to children in the Y’s preschool program.