Proclamation of the City of Hopewell, Virginia

WHEREAS. “Mrs. Pace’s Kindergarten" was an important part of the City of Hopewell for 45 years, 1941 to 1986, having begun at 208 Ramsey Avenue as Hopewell’s First Licensed Daycare Center and later moving to Brown Apartment Building in 1948 then finally to 519 Appomattox Street; and

WHEREAS. “Mrs. Pace’s Kindergarten" contributed to the City of Hopewell and the enrichment of the day to day lives of its citizens through the teachers” love and devotion to the thousands of children educated there; and

WHEREAS. “Mrs. Pace’s Kindergarten" was one of the stabilizing factors that made the City and surrounding community that it served such a popular residential area: and

WHEREAS. the many services of “Mrs. Pace’s Kindergarten™ reached and touched the lives of many families of the City of Hopewell; and

WHEREAS. through its many community efforts, “Mrs. Pace’s Kindergarten™ helped to make the City of Hopewell a better place for all its citizens to live; and

WHEREAS. the Pace-Traylor family is celebrating the memory of their grandmother, Patricia Louise Pace, and wish to honor her school’s 45 years of educating and caring for Hopewell children; and

WHEREAS. the Pace-Traylor family will observe a day of testimony service on October 25, 2008; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOPEWELL that this body commends “Mrs. Pace’s Kindergarten™ on the occasion of the commemeoration of its 45 years of service to the Hopewell families whose children were educated there and to the community it served and proclaims Saturday, October 25, 2008, as Patricia Louise Pace Day in the City of Hopewell.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the Council is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Pace-Traylor family.



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