EDITOR'S NOTE: Barrel Bob sent the following letter to all the members of Central District who might have served as personal assistants,
chauffeurs, and/or makeup artists to the "Big Orange Guy" over the past year:
Dear Highway Heroes and friends:
Thanks so much for
chauffeuring me around this year!
I know that with my unusual size, I can be a pain in the tailgate to haul around from place to place. But alas, they don't make vehicles for guys my size, so your help in getting from place to place is greatly appreciated!
I really enjoyed visiting with Central District folks during 2014, and I especially enjoyed my trip to see all of my friends at the State Fair in Sedalia!
Speaking of which, I'd really like to send a special shout out to the hard-working people of the Central District general services and maintenance staffs for fixing me up when some ruffians at the fairgrounds decided to get a little violent with your friendly neighborhood oversized transportation mascot.
You'll never truly know how much I value the time and effort that all MoDOT workers put in every day to proudly serve Missourians!
Thank you once again for everything that you do! Keep up the good work!