Hawthorne Happenings December 7, 2017

News for the City of Good Neighbors from Norb Huber

 Winter Wonderland Spectacular
The Hawthorne Parks and Community Services Department of the City is sponsoring a "Winter Wonderland Spectacular" for kids of all ages on Thursday, December 21st from 6 to 9 p.m. at Memorial Park.  There will be a snow slide, winter play area, carnival games and prizes.  Santa will be there for photos with the kiddos.  Hot cocoa, food and much more are all on the schedule.  The cost is $5 for ages 1-11 years and $7 for 12 years and older. So mark your calendars. There will be a 21 day countdown for Santa to arrive, so be on the lookout for Santa sightings throughout Hawthorne.  

What Do You Want For Christmas?
I ask my ol’ lady about this time of the year what she would like for a gift knowing full well that her standard reply will be “nothing”.  Most of us Americans are so blessed with material things that we really truly “need nothing”.  All of our basic needs are taken care of.  We have food and cold ones in both refrigerators, one in the kitchen and one in our man caves. We have closets full of golf shirts, tee shirts and dress shirts. We have cars to park in our garages, driveways or crowded streets.  Most of us have a roof over our heads. So, what is it that we want for Christmas?  We have heard the old lines, “It’s better to give than to receive.”, “It’s the thought that counts.”, “Give from the heart”; all of those are great.  There is a deep feeling inside of us that motivates us to give to others out of our love for them.  We want them to be happy.  We want to give to show that we care for them. So, what would an old man who tries to write a random column want this season?  I really would like more time to relax and have a cold one once in a while. I look forward to that gift being opened on June 15th, 2018.  That is the day that I will close the door to my classroom for the final time. Only 116 days left to teach, but who is counting?  I just read where over 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day now in America.  It certainly would be nice to be one of them.  My life will change, but one thing won’t change.  My Christian faith will continue to motivate me to love and share my faith with others.  The greatest gift that I can share with others is the truth found in God’s Word.  The truth is that Jesus came to earth in a manger 2,000 years ago to save the world.  Those who believe have life, eternal life.  That gift is much better than a 100” wide screen HD TV.  Like always, just chill, enjoy a cool drink and know that God loves you.  

Contact email: norbhuber@gmail.com