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(J.R.H. 243)

Offered by: Representative Johnson of Canaan.

Whereas, Violet Carr truly epitomized the civic minded municipal public servant, and

Whereas, for many years, her community activism was much admired and welcomed in the town of Newark, and

Whereas, Violet Carr enthusiastically contributed to the town’s deliberations as a member of the selectboard on which she held a seat for an extended period of time, and

Whereas, she also cared deeply about the education which Newark’s school children received, and she acted on this concern, during her service on the town’s school board, and

Whereas, aside from holding public office, Violet Carr was instrumental in other municipal endeavors as a founder of both the local volunteer fire department, and as a primary organizer of the Newark recycling program, and

Whereas, she and her husband of over 53 years, Earl Carr, have been among the town’s leading citizens, and

Whereas, Violet Carr was a passionate and dedicated advocate for the town of Newark, and she will be remembered for her lasting contribution to improving the quality of life in her home town, and

Whereas, the residents of Newark have lost a very special member of their community, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Violet Carr, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Earl Carr in Newark, and to the Newark Selectboard.