If you noticed a large group of teens trooping into Clarkstown Town Hall this morning and wondered why, here’s the answer.
As many as 149 Chinese high school students visited 10 Maple Street in New City as part of a student exchange program. The visit was organized by the Inter Exchange Foundations, which hosts students and teachers from China in the United States.
Through the program, students visit a number of cities in the U.S. The students have been visiting Clarkstown for a number of years.
Earlier today, the students met Supervisor Alex Gromack, highway superintendent Wayne Ballard and members of the parks and recreation department, according to Gromack’s office. They later visited the police department and were given a tour of the fire department where firefighters explained how they handled fire emergencies.
The students were also scheduled to visit New City Library.
Two more goups of students will visit town hall during the summer. A total of 400 students will be going through Town Hall this month and next.
To find out more about the program visit its website.