HARRISON, N.Y. --The following is a letter from Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont to the community:
I would like to take this time to recognize the downtown, West Harrison and Purchase Fire Departments. All three departments recently held their annual Memorial Day ceremonies in remembrance of their members and fallen heroes.
The ceremonies were respectful and did a wonderful job honoring all Americans who have died while in service to our country.
I would also like to take this opportunity to recognize our Japanese community and the wonderful Japanese Festival that was held in Ma Riis Park last weekend.
There was a tremendous turnout and festival goers enjoyed participating in many cultural exhibits involving music, dance, art and cuisine.
Last week, I had the honor of attending this year’s Westchester Government Relations Legislative Breakfast, hosted by the UJA- Federation of New York and Westchester Jewish Council, at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison.
The Council fosters communication among Jewish organizations and cultivates relationships with other ethnic groups, elected officials and the community at large.
Guest speaker Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney gave great insight on issues surrounding the health and financial security of American's retirees, economic opportunity for all New Yorkers and the importance of improving our infrastructure.
The Eugene J. Feely Harrison High School Student Aid Fund (The Feely fund) has extended its annual appeal to the Harrison community. This fund provides college aid to eligible Harrison High School graduates. For additional information, contact Lola Geiger at (914) 939-7066.
Recognition is in order for our Library Director, Galina Chernykh. Chernykh was recently honored by the Westchester Library Association.
The next “Lunch with the Mayor” is Jjne 2 and I will be at Quenas Restaurant, 109 Harrison Ave., Harrison from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.