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Talk about driving the message home Christian themed license plates are now for sale.
In the state of Texas and people are buying them in droves helping raise big bucks for the state.
And for charity as well.
In fact released just a year ago 500 -- plates in this design have been sold raising more than sixty.
Thousand dollars Tim Drummond is with the company that makes these flights.
And Mike Boone is a proud owner of two of them and they join us now from Austin, Texas lovely town indeed -- to begin with you -- would want to start this.
In the government start about a state of Texas to come up with a way to get people excited about specialty plates.
You know in other states they're they're really popular at them lots of sites sold in Texas we've had only about 1% of all Texans.
He will choose anything but that's standard issue plate that comes in the mail you know they just don't think about it.
So our job at my place dot com was to get people excited about plates give them and creative colorful fun designs.
That help him express things they're sort of story and the money that you've -- 60000 dollars what we're does that money go.
Well in that particular case that's just from one plate.
Our program has now more than fifteen million dollars wow since 2009 and are guaranteed to the state it's 25 million dollars -- have a 150 plates in our program.
That paper talking today as one of them so that 60000 dollars that has all gone to the general revenue -- -- Texas.
So lawmakers can use that to pay for schools and roads and services to all text.
While Mike is this is I think this these kinds of plates and other parts of the country why did you decide to get played what is your particular what issuers in particular say.
Good morning Kelly I happen I have mine -- here you see he's -- was perfect for the tomorrow resurrection Sunday -- -- -- I think.
Actually it's an important message throughout the year really and that's why I felt it was a good idea -- -- this attack I woke up -- 2 in the morning.
Looking for a license plate because I knew I needed one and I found the calvary plate on -- for the first time -- prayed about the message and I was very pleased to find that this was available.
And what kind of response you getting where people drive by they see your license plate with the name he's risen.
-- I've gotten a few thumbs up and smiles as they drive I have not gotten any negative.
Reactions to it more often than not.
I've seen people in the back.
Behind me with their phone cameras taking pictures I think that's behind me so I've actually waited to move at stoplights to that it wanna be rude and take off.
Half -- we'll -- guys picture and I wish I had more time with you but it's a really cool thing -- you're doing right out there.
And I can drama and -- phoned him a happy Easter to you when.
And keep driving with that message he's risen best of it.
Happy Easter message Easter to you are right.
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