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At this year’s Garden Party Festival, Mayor Doug Plummer presided over an Honorary Sharon Springs Citizen swearing in ceremony to welcome all the new visitors, friends and neighbors, into the fold (if only for the day)

Here’s the official proclamation penned by the village’s official speechwriter, Josh Kilmer-Purcell

 

Mayor:

 

We welcome you all to our dear humble village,

Our charms are well-known, and all yours to pillage.

We’re quite few in number, but have infinite heart,

Just like the waters that gave us our start.

 

Strangers trek here from both yonder and nigh.

We’ve overheard many folks ponder and sigh:

“If only, just maybe, for one day or two,

I could be Sharon Springs-ian, all through and through!”

 

Well, traveler, rest easy, I bring you good news!

I have a great treasure you cannot refuse.

To be one of us doesn’t take a degree,

You must simply, heartfelt-ed-ly, repeat after me…

 

I promise to wake up each day with a grin,

I promise to wake up each day with a grin

 

No matter my troubles, I’ll keep up my chin,

No matter my troubles, I’ll keep up my chin,

 

I’ll mend all my fences, in fields and with foes

I’ll mend all my fences, in fields and with foes

 

And upon all my neighbors, I’ll never impose.

And upon all my neighbors, I’ll never impose.

 

I’ll work to my limit, not expecting respite,

I’ll work to my limit, not expecting respite,

 

Till I lay in the ground for a well-earned good night.

Till I lay in the ground for a well-earned good night.

 

I may travel to cities, and hobnob with kings,

I may travel to cities, and hobnob with kings,

 

But my true roots grow deepest towards dear Sharon Springs.

But my true roots grow deepest towards dear Sharon Springs.

 

So now as your mayor, with bylaws and whatnot,

And legalese that may or may not be too clear-cut

I grant you your status right here in this quorum,

All honors and favors, rewards and decorums.

Go forth as new neighbors! Be ye hearty and hale!

(And watch for your tax bill, it comes first class mail.)

 

 

citizen card

by Josh and Brent

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Terry Burns

Delightful! Sorry to have missed it. Liberte, egalite, eccentricite forever!

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Christopher Roberts

We missed this. We were just walking by and I think it was over. We got to see Brent and get our book signed though. Hope the Mayor will do this again for Harvest Fest. See you in the Fall

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TEAM BAYVIEW

We could not now be your Guest, I pray the Honorable Mayor repeat this for Harvest Fest?

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