Vermont House honors Springfield, Vt.

Legislators in the Vermont House took a few minutes before the start of the campaign finance reform veto debate Wednesday to approve a resolution congratulating Springfield, Vt. for officially becoming the "home" of the cartoon Simpsons family.

In case you missed it, yesterday the Windsor County town of 9,000 shocked EVERYONE by winning the right to premiere The Simpsons movie on July 21.

The House’s resolution Wednesday was short in length but heavy with pride. Earlier this morning, one state senator quipped that he wanted to recognize Vermont’s newest yellow family, The Simpsons. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Senate tackles its own Springfield resolution soon.

-Dan Barlow

P.S. The House sustained Gov. James Douglas’ veto of the energy bill shortly after noontime. But I assumed everyone out there already knew that.

One Response to Vermont House honors Springfield, Vt.

  1. I am one of 200 volunteers who appeared in the winning Springfield Vermont video. After we helped our local Chamber of Commerce win the contest, they turned their backs on us. We should have been the first in town to be invited to view the world premiere of The Simpsons Movie but no we were kept off the invitation list so the more elite members of the community could have our seats unstead. And then not even a word of thanks or mention of us in the public ceremony outside the theater. Read more and view our famous winning video plus sights and sounds of premiere day now at our own website: