Turtle crossing road sign installed after boy's letter to West Lafayette mayor

Turtle-y awesome.

Posted: Aug 8, 2019 5:37 AM
Updated: Aug 8, 2019 6:47 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A letter from an 8-year-old to the West Lafayette mayor has created a turtle-y awesome road sign.

Jack Wietbrock wrote Mayor John Dennis last month and asked for a turtle crossing sign be put up on Cherry Lane to help the turtles he was seeing cross the road.

Dear Mayor Dennis,

There are turtles crossing the road and they need our help. Can you please put up a turtle crossing sign?

Thank you,

Jack Wietbrock, 2nd grade

Mayor Dennis was impressed with Jack's dedication to helping those in need. He didn't hesitate in getting the sign installed.

Dennis says it's West Lafayette's mission to stand up for its citizens, big and small.

"We live in a world now where there's tons of turtle out there and no one is standing up for them, and I mean the metaphorically. When we are in a position to help it's going to be all hands on deck," said Dennis.

Jack was recognized for taking initiative at Tuesday morning's Board of Works meeting.

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