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NO. R-496.  Senate concurrent resolution in memory of Harold J. Haynes of North Troy.


By Senators Starr, Collins, Illuzzi, Kittell and Welch,

By Representatives Dowland of Holland, Kilmartin of Newport City, Marcotte of Coventry, Morley of Barton, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover and Shaw of Derby,

Whereas, for over 65 years, until his death on April 19, 2006, Harold Haynes was a leading citizen of North Troy village and the town of Troy, and

Whereas, he spent his youth in Poultney and graduated in 1939 from the University of Vermont, and

Whereas, as a teacher, Harold Haynes taught vocational agriculture at the former North Troy High School and the Newport Center School, starting in 1939 and continuing until 1967, and

Whereas, he then joined the faculty at North Country Union High School (NCUHS), where he added horticulture and a variety of vocational courses to his teaching responsibilities, and

Whereas, Harold Haynes’ strong interest in agricultural education led him to serve as an officer on the state level in the Future Farmers of America organization, and in conjunction with the State Department of Agriculture, he created a land lab and Christmas tree farm for the use of NCUHS, and

Whereas, beyond the formal setting, he served as a mentor to many young farmers throughout Orleans County, and

Whereas, aside from his long teaching career, he was an active Realtor, having operated Haynes Real Estate for over 50 years, and he held memberships in local, state, and national realtor organizations, and

Whereas, Harold Haynes and his wife, Dot, to whom he was married for 47 years, were the proprietors of Dot’s Shop in North Troy, and

Whereas, among his many local civic initiatives were establishing a local tennis program, the Tri Town Natural Resources Committee, the walking trail along the Missisquoi, and assisting in the acquisition of land for the Tranquil Gardens, and

Whereas, the village of North Troy and town of Troy were fortunate to have Harold Haynes serve in many municipal posts, including the local planning commission on which he sat at the time of his death, and

Whereas, with the local Kiwanis Club, he was a founder of the Jay Peak Ski Area, served as its first president, and was honored at the resort’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2005, and

Whereas, Harold Haynes was a long-time member of both the North Troy Congregational Church and the local Masonic lodge, and

Whereas, citizens of the village of North Troy, the town of Troy, and Orleans County were saddened to learn of his death, and his daughter, Karleen Haynes Denton, granddaughters, Cris Choquette and Terri Medley, five great‑grandchildren, and his brother and sister will all miss his presence in their lives, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its condolences to the family of Harold J. Haynes of North Troy, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Karleen Haynes Denton, Cris Choquette and Terri Medley, all in North Troy, and to the Troy town clerk.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont