Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick

Whereas The town of Athol, formerly known as Pequoig, was settled in 1735; and

Whereas The town was incorporated in 1762, and named after the hills of Blair Atholl, Scotland; and

Whereas Athol got the nickname “Tool Town” for its various tool producing companies that employ many of the residents of the town; and

Whereas Athol recognizes its rich history and ties to Scotland by welcoming His Grace the Duke of Atholl and the Marquess of Tullibardine; and

Whereas On this day we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town of Athol and its many contributions to the vibrancy of the Commonwealth,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim June 6th, 2012 to be,

Athol Day

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this fifth day of June, in the year two thousand and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
               

By His Excellency                          
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin 
Secretary of the Commonwealth
 

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts