“We are Called to Rise” Selected

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION

ONE BOOK, ONE VALLEY, 2016

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We Are Called to Rise (6/3/14) by Laura McBride

A Valley-wide reading program sponsored by the Towns of Avon, Eagle, Gypsum, Minturn, Red Cliff and Vail

WHEREAS, community-read programs have united and uplifted hundreds of cities and principalities throughout the United States of America; and,

WHEREAS, the book “We Are Called to Rise” by Laura McBride (writer, community college teacher and graduate of Yale who resides in Las Vegas, NV) is McBride’s first novel and was partially completed during her residency at Yaddo; and,

WHEREAS, this Eagle Valley community read will feature book talks & discussions, film showings, special related programs such as a writing workshop, art programs, letter writing class and stress management seminar hosted by the partnering organizations, and a special guest appearance by the author; and,

WHEREAS, the Vail Public Library, in collaboration with the Eagle Valley Library District, Colorado Mountain College, and the Bookworm of Edwards have resolved to bring this valley-wide reading program to the citizens of Eagle County; and,

WHEREAS, the One Book, One Valley initiative will encourage literacy and shared enjoyment of reading throughout Eagle County,

NOW, THEREFORE, we, Kim Langmaid, Council Member, Town of Vail; Jennie Fancher, Mayor, Town of Avon; George Brodin, Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Minturn; Kevin Brubeck, Trustee, Town of Eagle; Geoff Grimmer, Trustee, Town of Eagle; Anuschka Bales, Trustee, Town of Red Cliff; Kathy Chandler-Henry, Eagle County Commissioner; Jeanne McQueeney, Eagle County Commissioner, do hereby promote the One Book, One Valley initiative and officially announce and promote the novel “We Are Called to Rise” to all Eagle County residents for their enjoyment and the enjoyment of all.