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News Release

RI Department of Environmental Management
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For Release:

January 31, 2000

Contact:

Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402
Stephanie Powell 222-4700 ext. 4418

ALMOND ANNOUNCES RHODE ISLAND EGG CHOSEN FOR WHITE HOUSE EASTER CELEBRATION

PROVIDENCE - Governor Lincoln Almond announced today an egg decorated by miniature sculptor Connie McLean of Cranston will represent Rhode Island at the White House this Easter for the annual display of decorated eggs from each state. This year, McLean has chosen to honor the Rhode Island's commercial fishing industry.

McLean's design features a rusty anchor atop the egg, carved from wood. A rusted chain hangs from the anchor which frames the scene inside the egg including the setting sun, four fishing trawlers, pilings, seagulls and tiny seashells. This is the second egg McLean has done for the White House display. Her previous egg depicted a Rhode Island lighthouse scene.

McLean's egg will be shipped to Chicago Thursday, February 10, to be reviewed by the American Egg Board. From there, the Rhode Island egg and 49 others will be sent to the White House for the annual Easter display. This year's Rhode Island egg was supplied by Little Rhody Egg Farms in Foster.


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