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805Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990511Primary Sponsor: MartinAll Sponsors: MartinDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\lam\004elli.whb.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990512Subject: Miss Elizabeth Ellison, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990512 Received from House House 19990512 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19990511 Introduced, adopted, sent to House Versions of This Bill
TO RECOGNIZE MISS ELIZABETH ELLISON OF PICKENS COUNTY FOR HER DEDICATION TO THE EDUCATION OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PRESERVATION OF OUR NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES, AND TO DEDICATE THE CHEROKEE FOOTHILLS VISITORS CENTER IN HER HONOR.
Whereas, Elizabeth Ellison was a classroom, music and physical education teacher in the Greenville School System for 35 years, a life member of the National Education Association, past president of the Greenville County Education Association; and
Whereas, Miss Ellison was the first South Carolina State Park Naturalist, beginning service at Table Rock State Park in 1952; and
Whereas, Miss Ellison founded Camp Oolenoy in 1952, for Greenville Junior High School students on land she owned; and
Whereas, in 1990, Miss Ellison donated Camp Oolenoy lands and buildings, including her home, historic Roper House, to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism; and
Whereas, Miss Ellison's generous gift is a continuation of her lifetime dedication to education and the conservation of our natural resources; and
Whereas, Miss Ellison's contribution to the citizens of South Carolina will ensure that this area will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, publicly recognize and pay tribute to Miss Elizabeth Ellison, and by this resolution officially designate the Cherokee Foothills Visitors Center in her honor.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Miss Elizabeth Ellison.
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