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(J.R.H. 253)

Offered by: Representatives Brooks of Montpelier and Kitzmiller of Montpelier.

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 and pruning of the Green Mountain State’s great outdoors, and

Whereas, in order to proclaim the news that this glorious day of environmental renewal is once again approaching, Green Up Vermont, in cooperation with its supporting organizations, has once again sponsored its annual statewide poster contest for the young scholars of Vermont, and

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

Whereas, Philip Bell, a student at Montpelier High School, who designed a festively colored poster featuring a symbolically green and white cow with the state’s map woven into its skin pattern and set against a sharply contrasting bright yellow background, was declared the winner, and

Whereas, his humorous, but graphically explanatory artwork will be displayed across Vermont, as a cheerful reminder that Green Up Day shall occur on Saturday, May 6, 2000, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Philip Bell of Montpelier on winning the 2000 Green Up Poster Contest and for his creatively artistic contribution to the 2000 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 Philip Bell at Montpelier High School.