By Stephen E. Lipken
Mamaroneck High School (MHS) Save the Children Club members Victoria Mondejar; Neda Moussapour and Atoosa Scheuer visited the Tuesday, February 20th Larchmont Board of Trustees Work Session to call attention to their upcoming fundraising School Color Run at Flint Park on Saturday, June 23rd from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
“We are a high school chapter of the Save the Children Organization,” Scheuer began. “It is non-profit, all around the world in 120 countries which has programs for health, education and child development of newborns with their mothers. We chose to focus on the programs in Bolivia, sponsoring an 11-year old Bolivian girl named Paola and provide educational materials for her village.
“This year we want to do a Color Run where at intervals, a different color powder paint is thrown into the air. Runners start off with white tee shirts that at the end are covered with a bunch of [washable] colors.” Scheuer emphasized that the goal of the non-competitive event is to educate younger members of the community about helping less fortunate people in our own country and around the world. Each participant will be charged a flat rate.
The Board approved the event, contingent on insurance, proper supervision and food sponsorship.
At the Regular Meeting, Police Chief John G. Poleway reminded residents that burglar alarms must be registered; an application must be filed with the Larchmont Police Department with a $75 application fee, renewable each year for $35. Also, the Police must be notified if moving or alarm is disconnected.
Poleway then spoke emotionally about the Parkland, FL Massacre, pointing to “the moonshot approach.” “In 1962 JFK spoke at Rice University about putting an astronaut on the moon…He didn’t ask Congress to solve it. He challenged our nation. Using this problem-solving method, let us look at solving mass shootings with the ‘moonshot approach.’ By 2025 let us lead the world in the least number of mass shootings.”