Sen. Hwang Welcomes Easton Girl Scout to CapitolMarch 21, 2017
Girl Scouts of Connecticut on Mar. 20 hosted its annual “Lunch With Your Legislator” event at the State Capitol where Girl Scouts from across the state were able to meet with their local state legislators to talk about local issues and the importance of civic engagement.
Alexis Nuenteufel (center) a first-year cadette with Troop 31226 from Easton, was among the Girl Scouts who traveled to Hartford. She was joined by her father Peter (left) and was welcomed to the historic State Senate Chamber by Sen. Tony Hwang (right). Sen. Hwang represents Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, Weston and Easton.
Alexis was seated in The Charter Oak Chair in the Senate Chamber. The chair, also called “The Wishing Chair,” was carved in 1857 from the fallen Charter Oak tree, which in 1687 hid the self-governing charter given to the Connecticut colony by King Charles II in 1662. The Charter was hidden to prevent British officials from returning it to King James II. Those who take tours of the State Capitol are allowed to briefly sit in “The Wishing Chair” and make a wish.