Herman Finkers appointed honorary citizen of the province of Overijssel
Herman Finkers is Thursday appointed honorary citizen of the province of Overijssel. The born Almeloër get the prize because of his exceptional merits for the province.
The corresponding ornaments were the comedian in Zwolle pinned by the commissioner of the King Ank Bijleveld, during the presentation of the means of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
According to the provincial government has Finkers a major role during the development of the self-consciousness of the region and it stands as the figurehead. With his cabaretprogramma’s and the tv series Of Young Leu en Oale Groond he has Overijssel and Twente nationwide put on the map, according to the province. Also, he has worked for the preservation of the language of the region.
“We bint onmundig proud oe” (We are very proud of you), said Bijleveld against the surprised Finkers.