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Senior Citizen Picnic A Great Success, Says Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont

Harrison Supervisor Ron Belmont praised the town's Recreation Department for putting together a picnic that drew hundreds of seniors this year.
Harrison Supervisor Ron Belmont praised the town's Recreation Department for putting together a picnic that drew hundreds of seniors this year. Photo Credit: File

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Recently, I had the pleasure of attending this year’s annual Senior Picnic in West Harrison. The weather could not have been better and more than two hundred seniors enjoyed a day of fun and friendship.

The appetizing menu included hamburgers and hot dogs as well as chicken cutlets, sausage and peppers, salads and more.

Our Recreation Department really outdid itself this year and should be commended for its efforts.

It was a great success and I enjoyed seeing many familiar friends and new faces. The annual Senior Picnic is a wonderful event and many of our senior residents look forward to it, each year.

Harrison is responsible for managing accessible and safe public sidewalks and rights-of-way. Recently, trees on Halstead Avenue have been removed because their root beds have erupted, thereby lifting sections of the sidewalk and creating trip hazards for pedestrians.

As much as I dislike taking down trees, this safety measure had to be done. These hazards pose liability risks to the Town/Village of Harrison and must be cured. The Highway Department is in the process of installing new sidewalks.

New trees will be planted symmetrically, in the proper soils, so that this condition does not reoccur. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office.

I would like to bring your attention to the inaugural Stop Hunger Now event sponsored by Wells Fargo. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief non-profit organization and will be hosting an event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Halstead’s Grill in downtown Harrison.

Those in attendance will be packaging 5,000 meals for families in need.

Refreshments and a silent auction will follow, with all proceeds benefiting the Harrison Food Pantry.

Together, we can work to help stop world hunger. I encourage anyone, who would like to participate in this worthwhile event, to RSVP to Adam Elgert at 777-4012 or adam.elgert@wellsfargo.com by Sept. 9.

As the summer winds down, I would like to bring your attention to a highly anticipated end of the season event.

Back by popular demand, the Brentwood Pool Puppy Plunge will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 11 and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13.

The lucky dogs of Harrison are invited to swim at the Brentwood Pool before it’s drained for the season. Due to health regulations, only dogs will be allowed in the pool during this special event.

No registration is necessary and this event is free of charge for all Harrison residents.

In closing, my next “Lunch with the Mayor” will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at Trevi Ristorante, 11 Taylor Square, West Harrison. I will also be at Quenas Restaurant, 109 Halstead Ave., Harrison, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. I look forward to meeting with residents and talking about issues facing our community.

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