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(J.R.H. 135)

Offered by: Representative Lippert of Hinesburg.

Whereas, the cleanliness of the state's byways, fields, shorelines and woodlands is of great importance to Vermonters, and

Whereas, the scenic and majestic beauty of Vermont is the responsibility of us all, and

Whereas, a unique statewide event known as Green Up Day, first established in 1970, annually occurs on the first Saturday in May, and

Whereas, Green Up Day provides Vermonters with a special opportunity to engage in a spring cleaning of the Green Mountain State's great outdoors, and

Whereas, in order to spread the word that this glorious day of environmental renewal is once again approaching, Green Up Vermont, in cooperation with its supporting organizations, recently sponsored the annual statewide poster contest for the

schoolchildren of Vermont, and

Whereas, although the judges received many colorful and decorative entries, they ultimately were required to select a winning poster, and

Whereas, Marissa McNickle, an eighth grade student at the Hinesburg Elementary School, designed a picturesque poster featuring a farmer and a cow, and was declared the winner, and

Whereas, her lively and topical artwork will be displayed across Vermont as a bright and cheerful reminder that Green Up Day shall occur on Saturday, May 2, 1998, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Marissa McNickle of Hinesburg on her winning the Green Up Poster Contest and for the creative contribution that she has made to the 1998 edition of this annual spring event, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Marissa McNickle at the Hinesburg Elementary School.