Bright Side: Vanna Whitewall is thinking warm thoughts

By WEEK Producer

February 3, 2014 Updated Feb 4, 2014 at 1:30 AM CDT

If you are sick of being outside in the cold and snow count your blessings, for some folks it's a way of life.

Vanna Whitewall, an outside fixture at Peoria Plaza Tire Company on Washington Street, still has her bathing suit on from summer.

The store manager said some drivers have been very sympathetic towards her.

"She's holding up pretty good so far," said Manager Terry Swisher. "We wish we could have gotten her clothes on her earlier but fortunately we been very busy. Then the winter hit and we couldn't get them on in time. We had people wanting to knit sweaters for her and put coats on her."

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