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NO. R-238. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING LINDA WARD FOR HER FUNDRAISING EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF THE MARCH OF DIMES.

(J.R.H. 174)

Offered by: Representatives Allard of St. Albans Town, Keenan of St. Albans City and Willett of St. Albans City.

Whereas, the March of Dimes has for the past 60 years been a leading financial source for medical research that is directed at the elimination of birth defects, including the historic and successful fight against polio, and

Whereas, for 28 years, the March of Dimes has annually conducted, in many communities across the United States, its exciting Walk-America fundraiser that provides a special chance for thousands of persons to contribute to the continuing fight against birth defects, and

Whereas, since 1990, Linda Ward, the owner of Linda's Pub in St. Albans, has, with the enthusiastic support of over 240 team members, raised over $150,000.00 on behalf of this worthy cause, and

Whereas, nationally, Linda ranks fifth in the nation as a March of Dimes fundraiser, and

Whereas, her wonderful accomplishment has benefited important medical research that will lead to new and significant cures for the problems of birth defects, and

Whereas, Linda is a marvelous promoter of this important medical charity, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is proud and delighted to congratulate Linda Ward for her outstanding dedication to the March of Dimes and its annual Walk-America event, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Linda Ward in St. Albans.