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NO. R-278.  House concurrent resolution honoring Charlotte Morris for her diverse and much appreciated community service activities in the town of Fair Haven.


Offered by:  Representatives Canfield of Fair Haven, Helm of Castleton and Stevens of Shoreham

Offered by:  Senators Carris, Doyle, Maynard and Mullin

Whereas, since the early 1960s, the students, faculty, and alumni at Fair Haven public schools have recognized the special role that Charlotte Morris plays in their schools’ activities, especially those involving athletic competition, and many of her school projects have been under  the auspices of the Fair Haven Union High School (F.H.U.H.S.) Booster Club, and

Whereas, before camcorders and laptops were invented, Charlotte Morris borrowed a colleague’s 8-mm film camera to record highlights in order that coaches and teams could conduct post-game assessments with visual documentation, and

Whereas, Charlotte Morris has been the premier ticket seller for all school events, at her famous Charlotte’s Shack at fall sports events, for the F.H.U.H.S. prom and the school system’s hot lunch program, and she has even driven across the state to Barre to pick up preprinted tickets, and

Whereas, her diverse school-related activities have included chaperoning student bus trips to away games so the F.H.U.H.S. Slaters’ best fans can root for their schoolmates, assisting with the Fair Haven Grade School’s kit sales and the F.H.U.H.S. and the buddy shots project, helping judge spelling and geography bees, and providing adult coverage for the Green Mountain District Music Festival, and

Whereas, Charlotte Morris’s school district administrative roles have consisted of sitting on the local school board, helping to conduct the school census for the town of Fair Haven, and preparing labels for school reports, and

Whereas, on behalf of the town of Fair Haven, Charlotte Morris has worked at town elections and on dog counts, and

Whereas, her community efforts have aided senior citizens through her work with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and as a Meals on Wheels driver, and

Whereas, beyond  F.H.U.H.S. and  senior citizens, Charlotte Morris’s community service has benefited the Fair Haven Rescue Squad, the Lions Club, the American Cancer Society, including its Relay for Life, and Our Lady of Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, and

Whereas, Charlotte Morris has worked energetically as: a waitress and cook at the Hampton Manor, a waitress at the Roma Restaurant, a nurse’s aide at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, a cashier and waitress at the Vermont State Fair’s Tom Thumb restaurant, an apple picker, a dog sitter, and a potato saleswoman at both the Volvo Tennis Tournament and at Addison County Field Days, and

Whereas, her many friends in Fair Haven will honor her at a thank-you dinner to be held on February 10, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Charlotte Morris for her diverse and much-appreciated community service activities in the town of Fair Haven, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Charlotte Morris in Fair Haven and to each of her children, including Joe, Mary, Jane, Eileen, Terri, Karen, and Kelly.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont