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NO. R-232. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE SEVENTH ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY MOOSE FESTIVAL.

(J.R.H. 170)

Offered by: Representatives Johnson of Canaan and Peaslee of Guildhall.

Whereas, the moose is a formidable and noble beast, and

Whereas, the northernmost sections of New Hampshire and Vermont, popularly referred to as the north country, have experienced a dramatic moose population increase, and

Whereas, while the recent abundance of moose has occasionally proven troublesome, many local residents have adopted this magnificent creature as symbolic of the north country's unique culture, and

Whereas, in celebration of this special heritage, on August 28, 29 and 30th, the North Country Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring and welcoming visitors to the Seventh Annual North Country Moose Festival with commemorative activities in Canaan as well as Pittsburg and Colebrook, New Hampshire, and

Whereas, the festival will appropriately feature expertly guided moose tours, a scrumptious moose touring breakfast, a moose dance, a moose calling contest and a mooseburger barbecue cookout, as well as a wide variety of other intriguing, artistic, transportation and athletic events, and

Whereas, the North Country Moose Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the residents of Vermont's north country to share their community pride with visitors from near and far, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to congratulate the organizers and many volunteers of the North Country Moose Festival for developing a fun family activity that showcases the beauty and heritage of Vermont's northeastern frontier, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the North Country Chamber of Commerce.