Former Weatherman Raises Money for Polish Orphans
Posted at: 11/28/2012 12:00 AM
| Updated at: 11/29/2012 6:43 PM
Barry ZeVan was once a weatherman in the Twin Cities, but this month he's traveling, raising money for Polish orphans.
Part Polish himself, ZeVan tells Eyewitness News he did the weather for WDIO’s sister station KSTP for 5 years in the early 70s. Now part of the Optivus Foundation, he's selling slogan merchandise, donating most of the proceeds to charity.
On that merchandise - like hats, shirts, mugs and water bottles - are the slogans "Poland: It's not a joke. It never was," and “Being Polish: It's not a joke. Never was!”
"Poland has kind of, taken it on the chin for a long time and it's about time they said ‘hey wait a minute we're pretty good...we're pretty good’" ZeVan said.
Some of his upcoming visits will be in Michigan and Ohio.