NO. R-32.  House concurrent resolution congratulating Alan Woodbury on his designation as the Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Springfield Citizen of the Year.

(H.C.R.13)

Offered by:  Representatives Emmons of Springfield, Martin of Springfield, Carey of Chester, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Shand of Weathersfield and Tracy of Burlington.

     Whereas, Alan Woodbury is a proud native of Springfield, who 38 years ago married his high school sweetheart Val, and then remained in town to raise a family and operate a floral business, and

     Whereas, in 1973, he purchased the floral shop now known as Woodbury Florists, and in 1975, relocated the store to its location on River Street, and

     Whereas, Alan has been one of Springfield’s biggest civic boosters who has voluntarily kept the central business district in bloom by planting and tending floral beds in traffic circles, and

     Whereas, during a time when Springfield has experienced difficult economic conditions with the final closing of the three large machine tool plants translating into the loss of hundreds of jobs, his floral beautification program has brightened everyone’s spirits and has been most welcomed and appreciated by all, and

Whereas, in recognition of his special devotion to the economic and aesthetic appearance of his hometown, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce named Alan Woodbury as the organization’s Springfield citizen of the year, and

Whereas, the official citation, which was presented to him at the chamber’s 87th annual meeting, noted his devotion to this hometown, his creativity, and his generosity with his time and his money, and

Whereas, Alan Woodbury’s personal beautification campaign is a unique example of community spirit, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its congratulations to Alan Woodbury on his designation as the Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Springfield Citizen of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Alan Woodbury in Springfield.