HARRISON, N.Y. -- It was a privilege to participate, once again, in the annual Lindsey Run/Walk at Purchase College. The organization celebrated its 11th year and many members of the Harrison community joined the Bonistall family in their mission to promote safe living environments in college communities. Congratulations to all the participants and volunteers who made this event such a great success.
Veterans Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Our veterans have bravely served to protect our freedom and their spirit reflects a resolve to defeat any enemy and restore our country to its cherished way of life. It was this very same spirit that drove our veterans towards victory in the many wars and conflicts of the past century. Now it’s time that we all come together and honor our veterans, police, fire and emergency services. We will do this with a parade and ceremonies to be held in West Harrison on Veterans Day.
Lineup will be at 9:30 a.m. on Columbus Avenue and Underhill Place and the step-off time will be at 10 a.m. Parade participants include: veterans groups, Harrison Police, Harrison Fire Departments, Harrison High School Marching Band, Harrison Ambulance Corps and many other civic groups that march with us each year. If you would like to join in this very important day, please feel free to contact my office.
I would like to remind all Harrison residents that, as Halloween approaches, please be mindful of the following Halloween safety tips: Attach reflective strips to all costumes. Don’t allow young children to trick-or-treat alone, have them go with a parent or trusted adult. Parents, or accompanying adults, should carry flashlights or lanterns. Make sure costumes and masks fit properly to avoid obstruction of vision and trip hazards. Be aware of traffic, use sidewalks when possible, and look both ways before crossing streets. Avoid walking near lit candles or luminaries. Whenever possible, costumes should be made out of flame resistant materials. Parents should inspect all candy and treats.
Please take note of the following sanitation schedule change: Town/Village offices will be closed for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Garbage and recycling normally collected on Tuesday, Nov. 3, will be collected on Wednesday, Nov. 4. There will be no Bulk Trash collected on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
In closing, if you, or someone you know, are interested in becoming a foster parent, information is easily retrieved by dialing 2-1-1. Westchester County, Family Ties, and United Way have partnered together to get the word out. Additional homes are needed for children whose parents are unable to care for them. Financial support and training for foster parents will be provided. Find out more about becoming a foster parent by calling 2-1-1 or visit www.uwwp.org/foster .
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