Resolution J2658-2013

Commemorating the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Hot Air Balloon Festival

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the Dutchess County Regional Cham-
ber of Commerce Hot Air Balloon Festival

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions, individuals and events that are devoted to  the  welfare  of  the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the  Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Hot Air Balloon
Festival; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on July 5-7, 2013,
at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Born on November 20,  1907  with  312  charter  members,  the
Dutchess  County  Regional Chamber of Commerce, which until recently was
known as the Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce, was created to  grow
the local economy; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Dutchess  County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Balloon
Festival, an annual summer tradition in the  Hudson  Valley,  will  take
place from July 5-7 at various sites around Poughkeepsie, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Festival begins with a dozen evening launches scattered
throughout Dutchess County at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 5;  at  6  a.m.  on
Saturday,  July 6, all balloons in town will dot the sky over the Hudson
River, taking off from the docks of the Hudson River Rowing Association;
another round of 6 p.m. departures will take place Saturday  evening  at
various  sites  before  a  second 6 a.m. mass launch at the Hudson River
Rowing Association Boathouse  on  Sunday,  July  7  brings  the  Balloon
Festival to a close; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  as a special feature, on Friday and Saturday,
"Moon Glow" nighttime balloon launches will take place at Waryas Park in
Poughkeepsie; these launches are scheduled to take place after dark  and
will  feature  a  specially treated balloon shining brightly against the
night sky as it rises; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when  organiza-
tions  and  events of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to
our attention, they should be recognized and applauded by all the  citi-
zens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the Dutchess County Regional Chamber  of  Commerce  Hot  Air
Balloon Festival; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the  Dutchess  County  Regional Chamber of Commerce Hot Air
Balloon Festival.

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