HR55: Commending the Cone Parade.


Offered February 5, 2020
Commending the Cone Parade.
Patron-- Adams, D.M.

WHEREAS, for 12 years, the Cone Parade, a unique local tradition in Richmond’s Carytown district, has given participants the opportunity to celebrate New Year’s Day with imagination and positivity; and

WHEREAS, the proprietors of the Aquarian Bookshop in Richmond decided to create an event on the first day of January of each year to honor the cone shape by inviting participants and observers to the Cone Parade through Carytown; and

WHEREAS, the Cone Parade highlights the cone shape as an important tool of sacred geometry, used as a symbol to harness energy for the lands and structures upon which they are embedded, examples of which are found in many buildings and monuments throughout Virginia and the nation; and

WHEREAS, among his many works, the great Virginian Thomas Jefferson advanced the discipline of architecture and produced many fine examples of spherical architecture, believing in the special effects of architectural shapes in uniting reason and divine revelation; and

WHEREAS, the annual Cone Parade has drawn hundreds of participants from all over Virginia and beyond to ring in the new year with fun and the harnessing of energy that only a cone can provide; and

WHEREAS, the Cone Parade continues to bring happiness and fun for all who participate, observe, and use their imaginations in this creative endeavor, including children and adults alike; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Cone Parade hereby be commended on the occasion of its 12th anniversary; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Aquarian Bookshop as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for the Cone Parade’s contributions to local community life.