Earlier today the Parents Association of the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy sponsored a student car wash. Drivers on Independence Avenue at the corner of West 237th Street (where RKA is located) were flagged by students holding "Car Wash Today" signs. As drivers decided that their cars needed to be washed other RKA students wet the cars, put on soapy sponges to remove any dirt on the cars, washed off the soap, and then toweled down the cars (as you can see in the photos below). The charge was $10.00 which goes into to the general PA fund, and then is redistributed to the school. At last year's car wash about $1,500 was collected, and projections for this year's car wash was $2,000.00 by PA Co-President Sheree Tallerman. I was able to talk to a few of the drivers who said that they agreed with the RKA students that their car needed a good hand car wash, and were glad that the money was going to the school.
Right - The start of the car wash as the soapy water is put on the car.
Left- The car wash progresses.
Right - Another car at the start of the car wash.
Right - The car is towel dried.
|The car wash was not limited to cars as even one student had his bicycle washed.|