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Offered February 10, 2003
Commending Sarah Leonard and Ashley Shifflet.

Patrons-- Potts, Blevins, Bolling, Byrne, Chichester, Colgan, Cuccinelli, Deeds, Edwards, Hanger, Hawkins, Houck, Howell, Lambert, Lucas, Marsh, Martin, Maxwell, Miller, K.G., Miller, Y.B., Mims, Newman, Norment, O'Brien, Puckett, Puller, Quayle, Rerras, Reynolds, Ruff, Saslaw, Stolle, Stosch, Ticer, Trumbo, Wagner, Wampler, Watkins, Whipple and Williams

WHEREAS, by act of the 1982 General Assembly, milk is the official beverage of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Dairy Princess Program is designed to promote the consumption and sale of milk and to remind Virginians of the importance of milk in their daily diets; and

WHEREAS, a cooperative effort of various local dairy promotion agencies and dairy councils, the Virginia Dairy Princess Program annually names a Virginia Dairy Princess, an Alternate Princess, and Dairy Duchesses; and

WHEREAS, Virginia’s Dairy Princess for 2003 is Sarah Leonard of Fauquier County, and the Alternate Princess is Ashley Shifflet of Augusta County; and

WHEREAS, Virginia’s Dairy Princess will appear throughout 2003 at various local and statewide agricultural events, including 4-H dairy shows, county dairy shows, and the Virginia State Fair; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly commend Sarah Leonard on being selected Virginia Dairy Princess for 2003 and Ashley Shifflet on being selected Alternate Princess; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the General Assembly join with the Virginia Dairy Princess and her colleagues in reminding Virginians of the benefits of including milk in their daily diets; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare copies of this resolution for presentation to Sarah Leonard and Ashley Shifflet as an expression of the congratulations and best wishes of the General Assembly.

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