HR528: Commending Pimenta.


Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 18, 2020
Commending Pimenta.
Patrons-- Cole, J.G. and Cole, M.L.

WHEREAS, in the spring and summer of 2020, the Jamaican restaurant Pimenta in Fredericksburg stayed open during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the community despite potential hazards; and

WHEREAS, Pimenta has retained its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing stability during an extraordinary economic downtown; and

WHEREAS, during the ongoing crisis, Pimenta has provided food to numerous members of the Fredericksburg community; and

WHEREAS, Ray and Jackie Simmonds, owners of Pimenta, have exemplified sound leadership, compassion, and care for the restaurant’s workers and community during the COVID-19 pandemic; and

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Pimenta hereby be commended for its service to Fredericksburg residents during the COVID-19 pandemic; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Pimenta as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for its commitment to its employees and the community.