HARRISON, N.Y. -- On a recent wintry afternoon, Harrison Girl Scouts Troop 1885 brought warmth and holiday cheer to The Bristal, an assisted living facility in White Plains.
The troop members, fourth- and fifth-graders at Purchase School, sang classic and current holiday songs. The girls were joined by volunteer Julianne Sanscartier, a junior at Harrison High School, for piano accompaniment and her angelic singing voice.
Dozens of The Bristal’s residents were on hand to enjoy the music and holiday spirit. A highlight of the day was the attendance of one of The Bristal’s residents, Arlene Perazzini.
Perazzini, a legend among Harrison Girl Scout leadership, holds the distinction of having received her 30-year Girl Scout patch for her years of service.
“Girl Scouts is an exceptional organization and has thrived because of the continued dedication of its volunteer leaders," said Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont upon learning of Perazzini's attendance at the event. "Arlene Perazzini, a former Harrison resident and long time Girl Scout leader, helped to create an environment in which girls learned about leadership and civic responsibility. Her legacy is still felt today and I appreciate her many years of service to the Town/Village of Harrison.”
After singing, the Girl Scouts led a project, with the enthusiastic assistance of several of The Bristal's residents, to assemble activity kits for donation to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
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