Mayor George F. Apel today greeted members of the third grade class from Lake Street School who were on a field trip tour of Vernon Town Hall. The students were given a guided tour of various offices, town council chambers, and the mayor’s office. While in the council chambers, Mayor Apel welcomed the students, and invited them into the mayor’s office.
“I was humbled to have the honor of speaking with such a fine group of young individuals,” said Mayor Apel. “I am pleased that Lake Street School provided this opportunity for the children to explore Town Hall. It is imperative that our kids learn now about the importance of local government and its functions.”
While addressing the group of students, Mayor Apel spoke about the significance of having fun, regardless of how serious life can be at times. Mayor Apel also fielded individual questions, including a few about his role and responsibilities as mayor. Mayor Apel then posed for photos with students, handed out autographs, and invited each student to sit in the mayor’s chair.