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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R. 163

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.


                  Attested to:




Brian E. Dubie                                                                  Donald G. Milne

President of the Senate                                                 Clerk, House of Representatives                                         


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont