Hawthorne Happenings July 14, 2016

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Even if you can only stop by for a short time this Saturday, please make an effort to come out and show your support for Hawthorne.  Here is the schedule for our Program:
8 am – Car Show begins9 am – Vendors / Art Show set up
10 am – Opening ceremony on stage (National Anthem/Elected Officials)
10:20 am- Jimimax(Emmit Rhodes)
11:40 am -  Talent contests
12 noon – Midnight Train Express
1:10 pm-  Water Melon Eating Contest / Art Show Recognition|
1:30 pm – Mosko
2 pm -  Car Show Winners Announced
2:30 pm – Raffle Drawings
2:40 pm Hawthorne Talent
3 pm - Closing

All Lives Matter
The news lately has not been good for race relations in our country. We are saddened to watch so much anger and hate. I would say that Hawthorne is in better shape than much of the USA when we think of how we respect one anther as neighbors regardless of skin color or nationality.  The fact is ALL lives matter. God has created us and given us life.  Every human, including that embryo in mommy’s belly, has value.  From conception to death, all human life is to be valued.  Contrary to what skeptics think, we are all created EQUAL in God’s image and in his love. If we all looked at each other in this way, things may be different.  Yes, there is always going to be violence, hate, and killing because of sin, but if we simply learned to respect and love one another as fellow human beings that would go a long ways to easing some of our pain.

Blue Ribbons
Hopefully a week from now you might be wondering what the blue ribbons are doing on some of the parkway trees and street polls in the neighborhoods of Hawthorne. At Good Neighbors Day this Saturday we will be distributing blue ribbons to citizens who wish to show their support for the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line for us.  This will simply be a small sign to them that we are with them and support them as they always have our “backs”.     

Jail House Tours
A special treat at Good Neighbors Day will be tours of the old Hawthorne Police Department jail.  This will be your last opportunity to peek inside and see the old holding tanks that have housed quite an array of villains during its day. The old city hall and police station building is scheduled to be demolished in the next year to make room for new development.   Small group tours led by HPD's past jailers will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day.

"Nextdoor" Unite
If you are a member of your local information-sharing website/app and you want to actually meet some of your neighbors who post then come on down to Good Neighbors Day, we will have a table designated for that purpose.  We'll also show some of you who may not be familiar with this app how to join.  It's another way for us to come together as a community.

Ramona Neighborhood Picnic
The Ramona Neighborhood Association invites you to attend their annual picnic on Saturday, July 30 at Ramona Park.  It's always a nice event to get to know your neighbors and enjoy some food and fun.

Upcoming Events: National Night Out – Tuesday, August 2 – Hawthorne Civic Center

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