Hawthorne Happenings January 17, 2015

     

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Super Bowl Sunday

            This Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks try to win two Super Bowls in a row as they take on the New England Patriots.  This day is not a national holiday, but it is a national celebration. A celebration of football for sure, but it’s also much more than a game. So many Americans watch that you feel you are missing something if you don’t watch.  The television viewing by so many people seems like it was created just for American commercialism.  New products are introduced and they are instantly recognizable to most of America.  Let’s hope that Time Warner doesn’t have a repeat of last year’s show when a lot of subscribers were left in the dark with no picture. Let’s hope that Southern California Edison does not have equipment failure during the game.  I guess it’s just a great time to “relax a little, eat a lot, and have a cold one”. Don’t worry, if you fall asleep watching a boring game, you will hear all about it the next day at work.

State of the City Luncheon – Friday, March 13

            The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce announces that the annual State of the City Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 13 at the Memorial Center.  Please contact the Chamber for more information.

Volunteering is Good For Your Health

            A recent study showed that people who perform volunteer work are generally healthier that those who don’t.  Along with getting out of the house and doing something physically, the benefit of knowing you are doing something for others is a positive, calming emotion.  The study even implies that you can live longer if you stay active volunteering.  There are many opportunities in Hawthorne to volunteer.  There are churches with food banks that need help.  There are youth sports organizations that can use more coaches and referees.  There are service clubs and non-profits you can join to help your community.  Stop by the Hawthorne Museum and some one will be there to help direct you to a volunteer opportunity. 

Nothing Better than a Good Pancake Breakfast

You are invited to the “Hawthorne Hometown” Pancake Breakfast to be held on Saturday, February 28th @ The Hawthorne Historical Museum. Enjoy a good old fashioned home cooked breakfast along with a raffle and music. The hot cakes will be served from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Mark your calendars now to be there for a good old time.

Hawthorne Golf Tournament  

            The annual Hawthorne Park and Rec Foundation Golf Tournament will be held this year on Monday, March 30 at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton. If you have a foursome that would like to play in the tournament or you would like to join up with another group then please call Dick Huhn for more information.  His number is: 310- 643-9157.

Hawthorne Hall of Fame to be Selected

            The 2015 selection committee for the Hawthorne Hall of Fame is in the process of making their final selections.  The Hall of Fame award winners will be announced soon and the Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on the evening of Friday, July 17.  Hawthorne has had such a great list of residents who have gained fame or given back to their community that it is a difficult job to narrow the nominations down.  There is a rumor that a little known band that started playing surf music in the 1960’s might be in the mix this year.