Parsons Fifth-Graders Have Car Wash in Harrison

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Parsons Memorial School fifth-graders got out their hoses, soap and sponges to wash cars as part of a fundraiser for the school Saturday.

Kids and theirs parents were up early Saturday morning in the driveway of the school on Halstead Avenue with water aplenty for anyone looking to get their vehicle clean. Pam Fameli of the Parsons Fifth Grade Committee said the money the children raised will go toward events such as their end-of-the-year pool party, yearbooks and fifth grade fun night.

"It's a team building exercise outside of the classroom," Fameli said. "We have about 15 kids here. It helps them to understand that they are helping in the community as well."

Stephanie Hassett, a parent of a fifth-grader at Parsons, said it teaches the kids how to work together and gives them a chance to get together at least one more time as their six years at the school draws to a close. Jennifer Ricci, a member of the Parsons Fifth Grade Committee said the teamwork skills will help the kids later in life.

"It's just a fun event that lets the kids give back to the wonderful community they are fortunate to live in," Ricci said.

The car wash goed until 2 p.m. Saturday.

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