In Support of the Upcoming America 250 Celebration & Edenton Tea Party 250th Anniversary

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WHEREAS, the Town of Edenton has always supported community events and historical celebrations that seek to enrich the knowledge of the general public and greater community; and 

WHEREAS, in this year, 2024, the Edenton Tea Party will mark its 250th anniversary, and just two years later in the year 2026, the United States of America will mark its 250th anniversary as a nation; and 

WHEREAS, the America 250 NC program is part of a greater nationwide initiative to engage all citizens in the anniversary celebration, and provides grant funding to municipalities and nonprofits for community outreach, educational opportunities, events, public art, public markers, and more; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Edenton would like to acknowledge efforts by local organizers – including Town of Edenton representatives, Destination Downtown Edenton, the Edenton Historical Commission, Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library, the Chowan Arts Council, Chowan County Tourism Development, the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce, and our state elected officials – to work with this program to present community programming and celebrations marking the anniversaries of the nation and the Edenton Tea Party, weaving a story that identifies the connection between the two; and 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Edenton Town Council expresses its clear support for the planning and coordination of these activities to take place, in an effort to promote Edenton as a place that is closely tied with the birth of the United States of America.

Adopted this 22nd day of April, 2024. 

Signed April 22, 2024 by Mayor W. Hackney High Jr. and Town Clerk Corey Gooden