Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

MILLBROOK – A delegation representing thousands of 4-H members in New York State will expand their knowledge of state government when they travel to Albany on May 21-23, 2017, for the 82nd annual 4-H Capital Days event.

Nearly 120 teens delegates and their chaperons will attend, representing 4-H members from counties across the state, as well as the boroughs of New York City.

Representing Dutchess County will be Cosette and Macey Veeder-Shave of Hyde Park and Rachel Callamari of Staatsburg. Meegan Veeder-Shave will accompany the delegates.

During this year’s event, 4-H members, volunteer leaders, and staff will meet with leaders in state government, members of the court system and officials from a variety of state agencies. In addition, they plan to observe a working session of the state legislature and talk with their representatives.

The participants will learn about speaking to their legislators and career opportunities in government as they tour state agencies, participate in discussion sessions, and visit with their legislators. They will also have opportunities to tour the Capitol and visit the Corning Tower, New York State Museum and other significant features of the area.

The New York State Association of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Educators sponsor the 4-H Capital Days program.

For more information regarding local opportunities in 4-H Youth Development call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County at (845) 677-8223 ext. 108 or email Cassie Messina at cmm473@cornell.edu.

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