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Guard Spends An Afternoon With Kids

GENEVA -- County Supervisor Louis Guard, who is running to retain his seat, spent Wednesday afternoon at the Geneva Boys & Girls Club discussing after-school services and getting some advice from young Genevans on what could make the community better.
"We need better lunches at school,'' one of the young club members offered.
Guard nodded encouragingly, though it was explained to the youngsters that school lunch is outside the normal purview of a county legislator.
Guard, a native Genevan who serves as Vice President and General Counsel at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is running to retain the seat he was appointed to when Charlie Evangelista resigned to accept the job of County Election Commissioner. He explained to the club members he hoped to get elected and work with the other Geneva-area supervisors, including Town of Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti, to represent this east side of the county and work collectively to examine more closely issues like the landfill operations that have literally changed the landscape and environment of the Geneva area.
Guard toured the Boys & Girls Club facility and discussed the uses the organization puts the Youth Bureau funding to each year.
Chris Lavin, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club, explained the important role after-school programs play in giving working parents a safe and enriching place to leave their children until their work day is done.
Guard joined the club staff in preparing and serving a dinner of roast beef, mashed potatoes and green beans with salad to more than 60 kids. The club serves dinner Monday through Friday.
Guard represents the west and northern sides of Geneva in the county legislature. He is a Democrat running against Republican plumber Dave D'Amico.

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