“Everybody loves Lake Michigan, proper?”
That sentiment — spoken by Tim Thompkins however shared universally round these elements — is without doubt one of the driving forces behind a calendar that includes 12 dawn pictures of the best of the Nice Lakes.
The larger driving power helps three native charities: the Shalom Heart, the ELCA Outreach Heart and the Hope Council on Alcohol and Different Drug Abuse.
“These teams have actually targeted on areas of vital want right now,” mentioned Thompkins, who has a protracted historical past of being concerned within the Kenosha group.
Thompkins teamed up together with his highschool associates Jim Tostrud and Troy Woodrow — all Bradford class of 1980 — to provide the calendar. It options pictures by the three of them, plus cowl artwork by Tostrud.
“This venture was numerous enjoyable to do, and I hope the cash it raises could make an impression right here,” Thompkins mentioned. He’s retired and is up earlier than 6 each morning, “making an attempt to get my steps in. That early within the morning, you see our world otherwise. I had a brand new cellphone to try to simply began taking pictures.”
For Woodrow, images is a critical curiosity. And for Tostrud, it’s a part of his enterprise.
“I’m an novice photographer,” mentioned Woodrow, whose Fb web page is crammed with dawn pictures. “I simply love taking dawn photos and do it all around the nation.”