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(By Senators White, McCabe, Stollings, Kessler, Yost, Plymale and Williams)

Designating February 26, 2010, as "West Virginia Grange Day."
Whereas, The Grange is the world's first farm fraternal association; and
Whereas, The West Virginia State Grange is our state's oldest agricultural and rural communities organization; and
Whereas, The Grange has been a tireless champion for West Virginia's farmers and their rural communities through a vigorous grassroots advocacy of the mutual interests of its members; and
Whereas, The Grange provides opportunities for families and individuals to develop their highest potential in order to build stronger communities; and
Whereas, Voluntary association with the Grange not only provides the benefits of economic and political cooperation for its members, but it also elevates their character by providing social, cultural and educational programs, along with opportunities for personal growth; and
Whereas, The Grange increases the influence of each of its members by giving them an opportunity to serve their community through projects and programs that make a difference in the lives of children, youth and our neighbors in need of assistance; and
Whereas, The West Virginia State Grange has served the State of West Virginia since June 1873; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates February 26, 2010, as "West Virginia Grange Day"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the West Virginia Grange.
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