Ostentatious Chevy Impalas and Honda Civics with blinding rims blaring loud music thumped past, creating a deafening background noise on our recorder. It seems that if you have a car in Hunting Park, you pull out all the stops to let people know.
This was the type of fare that Hunting Park activist Ryan Kellermeyer, who was featured in the current issue of Philadelphia Weekly, had lived on for years and contributed to his doctor’s diagnosis of obesity. For a future story, our group is interested in getting in contact with Mr. Kellermeyer for several reasons. According to the article in PW, he is head of the civic association, Boy Scout leader and director of development at the Ayuda Community Center, a vital organization in the community. He is also on a mission to stamp out global hunger by raising awareness with his web site http://www.simplesizeme.com/, and subsisting on a diet of rice and water. Already, he has collected $3,100 and lost 35 pounds. It would be interesting to interview him and to find out what others can do to aid his cause.