HARRISON, N.Y. -- The following is a weekly column submitted by Harrison Mayor/Supervisor Ron Belmont:
There is a vacancy on the Town Board as of Jan. 1, 2016, the board is required to fill. If anyone is interested in being considered for this vacancy, they are urged to submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Town Board, c/o Town of Harrison, Supervisor Ron Belmont, 1 Heineman Place, Harrison, NY 10528 or via email to Rbelmont@harrison-ny.gov . Submissions must be received by Monday.
The Interfaith Congregational Laymen’s Committee of Harrison hosted an assembly that underscores the theme, “Praying for Greater Unity – Different Faith Traditions”. It provided an opportunity for all attendees to recognize the richness and value in each other’s faiths.
Last week, the Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheons were held downtown and in West Harrison drawing more than 100 guests for a turkey meal.
The Town/Village of Harrison will brighten the season with The Holiday Happening Saturday, Dec. 4, in Ma Riis Park across from Town Hall. Activites for kids include Star Kidz, and our elementary school choral groups will sing holiday music and songs. Children will be able to write a letter to Santa, decorate their own ornament, play the dreidel game and have hot chocolate and baked goods. Santa will make a special appearance. The event will culminate with the Christmas tree and menorah lighting in the park.
Every year, St. Gregory’s distributes grocery bags, to their parishioners, to fill in support of the Harrison Food Pantry. Recently, the Harrison Food Pantry received hundreds of bags from the (effort). The town depends entirely on these types of donations to support the Harrison Food Pantry.
The next “Lunch with the Mayor” is Friday, Dec. 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Michelangelo's Pizza Pasta & Things, 208 Underhill Ave., in West Harrison.
I will be meeting with representatives from the Harrison Youth Council.