Hawthorne Happenings February 19, 2015

Hawthorne Happenings       

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

NBA All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook – Hawthorne Grown

            The NBA’s All-Star Game was played this past Sunday in THE show case arena for events, the Big Apple’s Madison Square Garden. The star that shown the brightest was Russell Westbrook a product of Bud Carson Middle School here in Hawthorne and Leuzinger High School. He scored 41 points and was selected MVP.   Russell wasn’t really recruited during his early high school years. His senior year was a breakout year. UCLA came knocking.  He showed his athletic abilities with some amazing slam dunks during his time in Westwood. He currently is the star guard for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.  Russell is one of the many athletes who have made a name for themselves coming out of our local schools. Gyasi Zardes, a star forward for the LA Galaxy soccer club, is now a member of the US National Soccer team.  Zardes is also a product of both Bud Carson Middle and Leuzinger High School.    

Hawthorne STRONG

            After the bombings at the Boston Marathon a couple of years ago, “Boston STRONG” became the motto for their city to pull together and respond by staying strong.  Borrowing from this motto, I would hope that it would not take a bombing or a major catastrophe to have our city come together.  We need each other.  We need to take pride in our city.  We need to pull together to keep Hawthorne strong. One of the ways for us to be strong is to be involved.  Community involvement is a key characteristic of a safe, strong city.  If a city’s residents are involved with events, activities, and service organizations, more communication  takes place between individuals which leads to citizens taking pride in their city.  You might ask how you can “get involved”.  Here is a list of upcoming civic events in Hawthorne.  Each one is a way for you to be more involved with your city.  Pick out a few of these events, put them on your calendar and plan to attend.

  • Monday, February 23: HHS Open Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Museum
  • Saturday, February 28: Hawthorne Pancake Breakfast – 8 a.m. to 12 noon @ Museum.
  • Friday, March 13: State of the City Luncheon – 12 noon – Memorial Center
  • Monday, March 23: HHS Open Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Museum
  • Saturday, March 28: Easter Bunny Breakfast – Memorial Center
  • Monday, March 30: Hawthorne Parks and Recreation Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunday
  • Saturday, April 11: Service Providers Faire/Earth Day – Memorial Park
  • Sat/Sun, April 18/19: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life – Hawthorne High
  • Sunday, April 26: Volunteer Appreciation Day – Memorial Center
  • Saturday, May 9: Hawthorne 5K/ Health Faire – Memorial Park
  • Thursday, May 21: K9 Community BBQ – Memorial Center – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thurs-Sun., June 18-21: Kiwanis Carnival – Betty Ainsworth Parking Lot
  • Sat. June 27-July 4:  Fireworks Sales
  • Friday, July 17: The 2015 Hawthorne Hall of Fame Banquet – 6 p.m. – Memorial Center
  • Saturday, July 18: 5th Annual Good Neighbors Day – Civic Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hawthorne Historical Society to Host Hometown Pancake Breakfast

            Get ready for a great event.  Good food and great fun are in store for the Hawthorne Hometown Pancake Breakfast to be held on Saturday, February 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hawthorne Museum.  A stack of hot cakes, bacon and/or sausage, and orange juice and coffee all are going to be hot and ready for just the $5 ticket price.  I would suggest you come early because it looks like a good crowd for our inaugural event.  The Hawthorne Historical Society has planned this event to bring people together. We hope to make it an annual community unity breakfast that brings people from all parts of the city together. I guarantee you will like the food. If it is not delicious then track me down and I’ll refund your money.  Invite your neighbors to join you.  It will be good, guaranteed!