J1272

Commending the student body of South Glens Falls High School upon the occasion of participating in its 36th Annual South High Marath...

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  • 15 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1272


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the student body of South Glens Falls
High School upon the occasion of participating in its 36th Annual South
High Marathon Dance, benefiting numerous charities throughout its commu-
nity

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those young people within the great Empire State who have
made strong contributions to their communities and who serve as role
models for their peers; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the student
body of South Glens Falls High School upon the occasion of participating
in its 36th Annual South High Marathon Dance, benefiting numerous chari-
ties throughout its community; and
WHEREAS, On March 1-2, 2013, 710 students of South Glens Falls High
School raised a significant amount to be donated to 40 charities; the
school has been holding these dance marathons since 1978, and this
year's amount is a record; the children danced around the clock as part
of the annual event held in the Town of Moreau, Village of South Glens
Falls, New York; and
WHEREAS, The student body of South Glens Falls High School's dedi-
cation to helping the people of their community is beyond impressive;
this year's donor recipients consist of many, some of whom include
cancer survivors, children and adults fighting other illnesses, food
pantries, a family recovering from a house fire and others; and
WHEREAS, The dance marathon was started in 1978, the age of turntables
and disco; it has morphed into a monster event consuming not only the
students, but the community; kids go door-to-door seeking donations,
sponsor pancake breakfasts, collect bottles and look to the support of
family, friends and neighbors; and
WHEREAS, Many in the community of South Glens Falls, fondly remember
their own dancing days; throughout the event, they help direct traffic,
donate goods for auction, paint faces or cut hair to raise funds; and
WHEREAS, This dance marathon is different from the old endurance
contests of the past in which the last exhausted couple on the floor
escapes the tap on the shoulder to win; the teenage dancers get a couple
of hours to sleep, plenty of food and drinks and some other breaks from
Friday night to Saturday night; there also are costume parades and
opportunities to relax on the gym floor; and
WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose, the
student body of South Glens Falls High School now stands honorably, with
just pride in its accomplishments and in eager anticipation of future
challenges, understanding and appreciating the caring counsel and
support provided by teachers, parents, and its community; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the student body of South Glens Falls High School upon the occa-
sion of participating in its 36th Annual South High Marathon Dance,
benefiting numerous charities throughout its community; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Glens Falls High School.

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