News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Norb HuberWhat am I THANKFUL for?
At Thanksgiving we pause for a moment to think of all the things God has blessed us with. Usually, we think of all the material blessings He has given to us. Yes, I am thankful for all of these monetary gifts that I see around me. These blessings make my life content. More than all these, I am thankful for the faith that God has given me. That faith gives me the assurance and peace I need to live this life. Even when things don’t go the way I want them to, I have peace knowing that God is in charge. May you and your family have a “peaceful” Thanksgiving. Thank God for that peace.
Hawthorne’s Top 10 “You Know it’s Almost Christmas When. . .”
#10. The local election is over and all the political signs are down
#9. Home Depot has their Christmas tree lot up taking up all the parking spaces
#8. There are NO parking places to be found at Costco
#7. The temperature in my house falls below 64 degrees in the morning and my furnace kicks on.
#6. UPS and FedEx trucks are delivering packages at 9 p.m. at night
#5. My wife mentions that she is “going shopping” and disappears all Saturday afternoon
#4. KOST 103.5 has been playing Christmas music for a month already
#3. People start lining up outside of Best Buy on Thanksgiving for a Black Friday special
#2. Traffic on the southbound side of Hawthorne Blvd. is jammed with people traveling to the malls in Redondo Beach and Torrance.
#1. Santa arrives at every mall and any where businesses want the little kids to come and have their parents spend money on expensive gifts
SANTA ARRIVES IN HAWTHORNE
The Hawthorne Historical Society will be hosting a Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This will be the time that Santa arrives in Hawthorne. Children of all ages are invited down to the civic center to enjoy the music, food and activities that evening. Mark your calendars.
Holiday Home Decorating Contest
The Hawthorne Recreation and Community Services Department announces their annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest that has an entry deadline of December 17. If you like to decorate your home’s exterior for Christmas then plan to enter the contest. Entry forms are available at the Memorial Center or at City Hall. There will be awards given to first, second and third place winners. Judging will take place on December 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.
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