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NO. R-201. JOINT RESOLUTION honoring Charles and Evelyn Monroe, Poultney’s Green Up Day volunteer heroes.

(J.R.H. 145)

Offered by: Representative Maslack of Poultney.

Whereas, Vermonters take great pride in the beauty of our state, and

Whereas, maintaining pristine roadways requires constant vigilance and the special annual statewide volunteer effort on the first Saturday in May that is known as Green Up Day, and

Whereas, in many communities across Vermont, there exist dedicated volunteers who are truly the catalyst for Green Up Day’s three decades of success, and

Whereas, if there were a Green Up Day Hall of Fame, Charlie and Evelyn Monroe would be among the initial inductees, and

Whereas, their annual Green Up adventure extends for an entire week and not just a single morning, and

Whereas, Evelyn Monroe’s Green Up territory has consisted of Hampshire Hollow Road, while Charlie has concentrated on Route 140 from the Middletown Springs’ municipal line to East Poultney, and

Whereas, the Monroes have made an invaluable contribution to the beauty of Vermont, and

Whereas, the Monroes, who both have attained the wisdom of being 80 years young, are retiring from their farm machinery business, and will very possibly be concluding their 28 years of Green Up volunteer activity, and

Whereas, their prolonged dedication to cleansing the state’s byways deserves laudatory acclaim, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its sincere appreciation to Charlie and Evelyn Monroe for 28 outstanding years of community service as Green Up volunteers, and wishes them every happiness in the years ahead, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Charlie and Evelyn Monroe in Poultney.