|ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY||2007-2008|
NO. R-232. House concurrent resolution congratulating the town of Springfield, Vermont on winning the right to host the world premier of the “The Simpsons Movie”.
Offered by: Representatives Emmons of Springfield, Lorber of Burlington, Martin of Springfield, Pellett of Chester, Obuchowski of Rockingham and Partridge of Windham.
Offered by Senators Campbell, McCormack and Nitka
Whereas, Homer Simpson and his animated television family have resided in Springfield, U.S.A., and for the last 18 years they have entertained millions of viewers, and
Whereas, after nearly two decades of appearing regularly on the nation’s broadcast, cable, and satellite television channels, the 20th Century Fox film studio has decided that this truly loveable family deserved the honor of starring in a full-length feature film, and
Whereas, although the Simpsons are well-established residents of Springfield, the specific Springfield in which they reside has always been left to the viewers’ imagination, and
Whereas, in order to trigger great excitement leading up to the Simpsons’ cinematic premier, 20th Century Fox conducted a national online contest, enabling the public to view video entries from the nation’s Springfields and cast its votes for the premier’s location, and
Whereas, despite not being issued an initial invitation to participate in this important contest, Springfield, Vermont was ultimately afforded the right to submit a video entry, and
Whereas, despite working under extreme time constraints, Springfield, Vermont persevered and drew on its talented citizens who produced an outstanding presentation for national consideration, and
Whereas, when the voting time period expired, and the contest’s organizers tallied the votes, Springfield, Vermont emerged triumphant with 15,367 votes defeating second place Springfield, Illinois by 733 votes, and
Whereas, as result of this amazing victory over communities that are far larger and better known, Springfield, Vermont will host the premier of “The Simpsons Movie” on July 21, at the Springfield Movie Theater on Main Street, and
Whereas, the premier will make Springfield, Vermont a community known to millions of Americans, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly congratulates the town of Springfield, Vermont for winning the right to host the world premier of the “The Simpsons Movie,” and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Springfield town clerk, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont film commission.
The Vermont General Assembly
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