MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The Future Society will celebrate its fifth anniversary of providing recreational activities for Mount Vernon youth at a gathering June 28 at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle.
Founder Larry Fair said the event will honor people who have been involved with the organization for the past five years. He said the honorees have been part of the solution in Mount Vernon by making it a better place for the children of today and tomorrow.
“Negative stuff always makes the news without any effort, so we want to highlight the positive,” Fair said. “This is not about us, but about what we can do for the children.”
Fair said that the Society will join with other community groups throughout the year for fundraising activities such as car shows and bake sales. City Council President J. Yuhanna Edwards said that there are not enough positive things to said about Fair’s group.
“People like you make our city better,” Edwards said. “If more people on staff would volunteer their time, we would have a better city.”
Councilwoman Roberta Apuzzo applauded Fair for coming to the table with solutions to problems, noting that many residents say that there is not much to do in Mount Vernon.
“Here he is five years later still committed,” Apuzzo said. “It takes a lot to do that since so many pitfalls can happen. I want to congratulate the stellar people you have chosen, quite a bit of whom need to be recognized.”
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