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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  84

House concurrent resolution honoring Gordon Bruce Foster of Fair Haven for his exemplary community service

Offered by:  Representatives Canfield of Fair Haven and Helm of Castleton

Whereas, Gordon Foster has dedicated numerous hours to encouraging civic pride and economic development on both sides of the Vermont–New York border, and

Whereas, after serving as a member of the U.S. Navy, he was employed at J.J. Petelle, Inc. in Fair Haven and subsequently purchased the business from its founder, and

Whereas, Gordon Foster has a long and proud association with the Fraternal Order of Eagles, having held the post of president of Eagle Aerie (chapter) #3907 in Fair Haven, and he assisted in the establishment of a new Aerie in Ticonderoga, New York, and

Whereas, he has organized the Fair Haven Eagles’ senior citizen dinner and picnic each year, and in recognition of his work on its behalf, Eagle Aerie #3907 presented him its 2005 Eagle of the Year award, and

Whereas, the Eagles are not the only fraternal organization to benefit from Gordon Foster’s good deeds as he has been an active member of the Whitehall, New York Elks Lodge and a local Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, and

Whereas, the American Legion Post 49 in Fair Haven on whose corporation committee he has served, awarded Gordon Foster a life membership in 2006 after he played an instrumental role in the construction of the post’s new headquarters facility, and

Whereas, on a communitywide basis, for 15 years, Gordon Foster served as the energetic and innovative Fair Haven Chamber of Commerce president, and during his presidency, the popular Applefest was inaugurated, and it has since become the largest fundraiser for the Fair Haven Grade School, and

Whereas, Gordon Foster continues to assist the chamber through his work on its Spring Fling and Memorial Day parade and observances, and

Whereas, in appreciation of the many ways Gordon Foster has served his community, he is being honored at a dinner and dance to be held at American Legion Post 49 on Friday, March 23, 2007, and

Whereas, the special celebration is being held for a most deserving honoree, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Gordon Foster of Fair Haven for his exemplary community service, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Gordon Foster and to his wife, Geraldine, in Fair Haven.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont