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Indiana Tourism Officials Posted a Really Thoughtful Letter to ‘Parks and Rec’ Characters

Tonight, we will all say our final goodbyes to Parks and Rec and its lovable gang of government employees from Pawnee. In honor of this evening’s series finale, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development posted a really funny and thoughtful letter, addressing each member of the cast of characters, telling them why they could represent real Indiana towns. For Leslie, they wrote “She isn’t interested in personal praise; she just wants the satisfaction of making her community a better place. She embodies all that it means to grow up and live in Indiana. Looking at the Indiana map, there is no more fitting town that captures the spirit of Leslie Knope, and best defines Indiana, than Hoosierville.” (Of course Ron got Liberty, Indiana, and Andy got “Gas City.”) The whole breakdown is actually really sweet. That is, except for Jerry (or whatever his name is): “We don’t really claim him. He’s more of an Ohio guy” …

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