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News from State Senator Cathy Osten

August 10, 2016

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Legislative Office Building
Room 2100
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Helping Veterans' Kids Have Camp Experience

4-H Camp
This month, I had a great time visiting with campers at the New London County 4-H Camp in Franklin, and yes, I did have the opportunity to join in the "round the mess hall you must go" tradition and get a high-five from every camper and counselor!

The foundation, director and volunteers at our local camp know what it means to stay young at heart and true to the spirit of 4-H. This camp absolutely provides a one-of-a-kind experience for our area kids, and each child should have the opportunity to attend.

That's why I worked so hard with my colleague state Senator Beth Bye to make sure that state funding was put in place to assist the children of veterans with the cost of attending camp, where they can make memories that last a lifetime.

About 100 children from military families have been able to attend camp this summer due to that funding, and I am sure they and the rest of the campers have had the time of their lives!

I was also proud to take part in the dedication ceremony for the new Mayor Eldridge/Sebestyen Boardwalk Way that allows access over the pond at our 4-H Camp. The Boardwalk Way serves as a permanent 'thank you' to Windham residents Ernie Eldridge and Anita Sebestyen who recently retired after 24 years of volunteer service during the annual auction that is the largest fundraiser for the camp.

I hope your summer has been as fun as it has been for those who attended the New London County 4-H Camp!


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