Hawthorne Happenings April 21, 2016

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Volunteer Appreciation Day
Every year the Hawthorne Presidents Council does a nice thing for the community.  It hosts a volunteer appreciation day at the Memorial Center.  This year’s event will be held this Sunday April 24 beginning at 2 p.m.  Volunteerism is good for the body and soul.  It makes you feel good helping others.  We look forward to saying thank you to all of those who have worked hard this past year, not for money or benefits, but for the shear joy of giving back to the community.

El Nino’ Fizzled?
What happened to all the rain we were supposed to receive? It all went up north to our friends in Northern California.  The snow pack in the High Sierras is pretty good.  But we still have to conserve our water.  My lawn is turning brown again.  It’s tempting to turn my lawn sprinklers on every day to keep it green.  Now we read that the heavy rains “might” come in the Fall.  With our 80 degree weather recently, we all need to get ready for another hot, dry summer.  Sometimes we forget that we live in a desert.

Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society’s Hawthorne Chapter will sponsor their annual “Relay for Life” fundraising walk at Hawthorne High School beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30th and concluding 24 hours later at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 1st.  Teams are formed to encourage one another to raise funds together. The opening lap is led by our cancer survivors.

5K Run and Health Fair
The Hawthorne Educational Foundation and School District will host the Hawthorne 5K Run and Health Fair this year on the Hawthorne High School campus starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7th.  All Hawthorne students get to run for free with registration for others online.  Congratulations to the Hawthorne Math and Science Academy for being ranked 12th best high school in the state of California.  Great job by the Hawthorne School District under the outstanding leadership of Dr. Helen Morgan, HSD superintendent, and the school board.

Community K9 Dinner
I know it is a few weeks away, but the Hawthorne President’s Council will once again sponsor a Community BBQ Dinner to raise funds for the Hawthorne Police Department’s K9 Unit.  The date is Thursday, May 26th starting at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Center.

God, Family, and Cold Ones
Some of you readers out there have commented that you are disappointed when I don’t include some reference to having a cold one, or how my old lady is upset with me for doing something stupid, or when I try to create the gospel according to Huber by misquoting the Holy Scriptures. It’s difficult to be “fresh and real” every week.  The truth be told, I don’t drink much.  Honestly, I’ve had only one cold one in the last month. My dear wife has stayed with me for more than 36 years, and God works in “mysterious ways” to seek and to save people like me who were lost.  When it’s all said and done, take my column for what it’s meant to be, a little “crumb” for the soul.  Take it with a “grain of salt”. If you don’t like what I say, file it in the circular file.  It doesn’t hurt me too much when I see so many of my columns rolled up inside those newspapers thrown in the gutter getting run over by cars and wet from the sprinklers.  Why should I worry? Life is good.  God loves me, my old lady loves me and I love to have a cold one once in a while.     

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