Twenty-seven children from Sullivan County gathered at the Sheriff’s Office in Monticello to say goodbye to their parents. No, they weren’t in trouble. They were on their way to the New York State Sheriff’s Institute Camp Iroquois on Lake Keuka, near Penn Yan, NY. Each year the Sheriff’s Office sends deserving children from Sullivan County to summer camp in the Finger Lakes. Sheriff Michael Schiff thanked the citizens of the county for making donations that have made the Sheriff's Camp possible.
This year, Deputies Richard Rodrigues, Kyle Muthig and Blake Starner are escorting the children to camp. The Sheriff acknowledged Sergeant Luis Alvarez, Confidential Secretary Marilyn Bastone, and Cook/Manager Dale Frasier for their efforts in putting this summer’s program together. The Sheriff's Camp serves underprivileged children from around the state who could not otherwise afford to go to summer camp.