English Translation - April 17

Mayor’s Message: Friday, April 17, 2020 - Windmill Restaurant

People of Holland, I’m your Mayor, Nathan Bocks.

I love our local businesses and restaurants.  And I am a fan of local and family traditions.

When my daughter, Megan started high school, we started the tradition of having breakfast early every Friday morning at the Windmill Restaurant downtown.  Every Friday, even in the summer, she would get up before 6:00am to have breakfast with her dad.  It is one of my favorite hours each week.  She must like it too, 

Because on Thursday nights she would remind me of our commitment.

Dad,  Breakfast tomorrow?    You bet!

We ate breakfast at the Windmill so often that they came to not only remember our order, but our favorite coffee creamer and favorite hot sauce.  That’s small business service.  That’s hometown Holland.

Now that Megan is home from college, we love to continue the tradition and get breakfast from the Windmill.  We can’t sit at the counter or in a booth.  But we can still share a smile and a short interaction with our friends who are working to keep the tradition of the Windmill Restaurant alive.

We want to keep our traditions alive.

We want to support Holland’s small businesses.

We want to share a smile with our neighbors.

We want to share the stimulus for the benefit of the entire community.

We want to do what we can to preserve #OneHolland for the future.

And if we can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the process.  That’s a bonus.

Holland, it is up to us to support our small businesses, preserve our traditions and protect our community for generations to come.

Please, do your part to support our local businesses and if you can, share the stimulus by buying local, getting take out, and tipping generously, so our local businesses survive until we sit in a booth or a seat at the counter again.

Until that day comes.

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  And wash your hands.  ...Again

This is Holland.  ONE Holland.  And we get to eat here.