Last night, the Dutchess County Legislature adopted a proclamation, naming the Hudson Valley 40th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds as the "Official Earth Day Event of Dutchess County"!
We're thrilled, and grateful for the recognition!
There are always a lot of "WHEREAS"es in proclamations, and this one is no exception. It's the "RESOLVED" that is key, and I want to reproduce it here for everyone who reads this to see:
"RESOLVED, we hereby designate the Hudson Valley 40th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration, to be held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds by the Dutchess County Agricultural Society, in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dutchess County and supposed by sponsorships from local businesses -- Hudson Valley Clean Energy, Covanta Hudson Valley Renewable Energy and Royal Carting Service Company -- as the official Earth Day Celebration Event of Dutchess County."
It's signed and sealed (look at the photo, above...) and a wonderful affirmation of the positive role that the Fairgrounds, Agricultural Society, Cornell Cooperative Extension Hudson Valley and these terrific local companies are playing in providing education about and services for our region's environment.
On behalf of the Fairgrounds, the Agricultural Society and the Cornell Cooperative Extension, I would like to thank the Dutchess County Legislature for this rare honor.
And, while I'm thanking, I would be more than remiss if I didn't thank ALL of our sponsors, a number of whom joined our event most recently, for their support of this major Earth Day Celebration festival. In addition to HVCE, Covanta and Royal, we couldn't be doing this without: The Northeast Region Soybean Board; Hudson Baylor Corporation; NYSERDA; Advanced Recovery, Inc.; and, Geico.