Essex County Youth Bureau hosts TAG day

PORT HENRY The Essex County Youth Bureau hosted the Legislative element of the Teen Appreciation of Government Program (TAG) recently. The TAG Program features three elements, Capital Day, a visit to the Capital, Judicial Day, observing the local justice services and Legislative Day, an opportunity to meet local legislators. Students from Elizabethtown-Lewis and Moriah attended the event with their respective teachers. Chairwomen of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Cathy Moses of Schroon welcomed the students and stated that they are very important to the success of local communities. Moses encouraged the students to get involved in their communities. Moses also encouraged the students to explore local history as she referenced the painting of John Brown and other Essex County icons. Ticonderoga Supervisor, Bob Dedrick also welcomed the students and also encouraged the students to get involved in their community. Dedrick said, Get involved, there are volunteer committees that would welcome you. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava also welcomed the students and explained that he is charged with chairing the fiance committee. Your parents pay their taxes and I want to make sure that these hard earned dollars are used wisely, he said. Essex County Clerk Joe Provoncha of North Hudson gave an overview of the history of Essex County and of the old Essex County Court House where the Board of Supervisors meet. Essex Supervisor Ron Jackson asked for a moment of silence for fallen soldiers followed by a prayer by Provoncha. The students were also scheduled to tour the Essex County Treasurers Office, the County Clerks Office, Board of Elections and the Horace Nye Facility. The students remained in the supervisors chambers to hear a presentation by Tony Anthony, Office of New York State Real Property Services. For more information about the TAG program, contact Scot Hurlburt at the Essex County Youth Bureau.

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