Jonathan Thompson helped organize vigil
Nov 2, 2016
HYANNIS, Mass. — It’s like being with a rock star. In Hyannis, just about everybody knows Jonathan Thompson, and there’s a good reason why.
“I am the Mayor of Cape Cod,” Thompson said.
You name it, Thompson does it. He has helped in career day at the school, fundraising dances, coaching sports and organizing the Barnstable flag football league and Cape Cod Warriors basketball team with his lifelong friend, Tim Lus.
Ever since they were 8 years old, both have been giving back to their community.
“The way Tim and I grew up and everybody around here when we were younger, you knew everybody for the most part,” Thompson said. “People get caught up in all the negativity and they forget to be nice to one another, love one another, and the way we grew up, that was first and foremost.”
But a mission to spread positivity also includes tragedy. That's what happens when your community is rocked by a horrible crash where four young men were all killed by a wrong way driver. Three of them were from the Cape and Thompson worked with others to organize a community vigil.
“We grew up with their families and we knew the kids,” Thompson said. “It was horrific.” These men grew up here and never left. They believe in their community, and that's why Thompson said he will make sure every day of his life is one that makes the lives of others better. “I love the way our community is coming together,” Thompson said. “It's like one love, one family, one community -- we're all related.”
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