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REPORTING · 21st December 2014
Walter McFarlane
During the election in November, Nechako Elementary School held a mock all candidates forum for the candidates. During his opening speech, one of the candidates for Mayor (at the time), Phil Germuth promised the Nechako Students free ice cream for a day if he was elected.

On Friday, December 19th, Mayor Phil Germuth returned to Nechako Elementary School to give that promised ice cream to the students.

Germuth was introduced before an assembly of students before the Grade Six Class took boxes of Chocolate Ice Cream bars to all the classrooms. A few lucky classes had their ice cream distributed by the Mayor himself.

“The kids had some really good questions,” said Germuth.

While the students came up with things which they would like to see Council do, the candidates explained that city elected officials had to work within a specific budget while making sure services to the town are maintained.

“Part of the toughest things all politicians have is having to say no sometimes to wishes and that’s because you have a budget you have to live in and things like that,” said Germuth.

He explained the students are learning about Federal, Provincial and Municipal politics.
Class Act
Comment by CC on 22nd December 2014
Way to go new Mayor. Kept your promise and generated interest in politics. I like your style!
- Former resident