From the Mayor and Town Hall

From the Mayor and Town Hall

November 16, 2015

Once again, the Harrison Fire Department successfully hosted a wonderful pancake breakfast at the Downtown firehouse. This year’s event was held in support of the Harrison Girl Scouts. The pancake breakfast is a great opportunity to come out and meet the Harrison firefighters. Congratulations, to all involved, in making this event a very special community get-together. 

Each year, Harrison’s three municipal fires departments host an annual inspection and dinner. Department members and their guests get together at their respective fire houses for the event. Leading up to this important occasion, Department personnel provide hours of hard work examining and cleaning firefighting apparatus, specifically the fire trucks and tools. I had the pleasure of attending all three inspections. The condition of each Department’s equipment is unparalleled and Department personnel should be applauded for their commitment and dedication. This attention to detail ensures that our fire departments will operate competently and with great efficiency, when needed.

Recently, the Louis M. Klein (LMK) Middle School Service Club held a food drive for our local food pantry and collected canned goods and nonperishable items for the area’s families in need. The club consists of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and this year they collected over 2,000 items. For many families, a sudden down turn in economic stability can mean hunger. All communities have those who face financial challenges, during tough times, and the good will of the LMK Service Club will help reduce hunger in the Town/Village of Harrison. Their donation will supply the basic nourishment that some of our senior citizens, children and working families need. I would like to take this time to thank the LMK Service Club for this very meaningful contribution. For more information on our Food Pantry, please contact Nina Marraccini at 670-3025.

Please make note of the following sanitation schedule change for the Thanksgiving holiday week. Garbage and recycling normally collected on Thursday, November 26, will be collected on Wednesday, November 25. There will be no Bulk Trash collected on Wednesday, November 25.

Thanksgiving is about gathering with family and friends and celebrating the spirit of giving. It is a time for all of us to reflect and give thanks for the blessings of the past and look forward to future prospects with faith and optimism. On behalf of the Harrison Town Board, I wish all of you and your loved ones a safe, festive and happy Thanksgiving holiday.