Local Girls Form Fifty-First State
Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer attended an orientation of the Empire Girls State Citizens, comprised of young ladies from various schools in Queens County. The group was chosen to participate in a "crash" course in government, where they actually form a Fifty-first State of the Union and assume different roles to make their state work.
The girls received an entire week at "Girl State" where they learn about Americanism and Government. They campaign, hold actual elections on real voting machines, assume the various political offices comprising the state, and they return home full of patriotism and political aspirations.
The program, sponsored by Woodhaven’s American Legion Post #118, Ladies Auxiliary, was chaired by the Auxiliary’s President, Dee Garvey, who worked to make the week a success.