Hawthorne Happenings April 13, 2017

News for the City of Good Neighbors from an Old Guy named Norb Huber

Hawthorne Historical Society Meeting – Tonight
The Hawthorne Historical Society will meet tonight April 12th, at 6:30 p.m. at the community room of the Hawthorne Police Department.  Parking is available at the Bank of America parking lot located just south of the police station on Hawthorne Blvd.  Residents of Hawthorne are invited to join us as we plan for upcoming events and a new museum to open this summer.

Sadness Turns to Joy
You ever had something happen to you that you perceived was bad for you that later really ended up being good?  That is the irony of Good Friday.  The crucifixion of Jesus on that Friday many years ago actually was the best thing that ever happened.  Jesus was forsaken by God the Father for our sake and for the sake of all humans.  He paid the price for the sins of the entire world and for all humans who ever have lived or will live.  In Jesus’ time, the cross was a symbol of death, humiliating death.  But now the cross has become the symbol of hope for Christians.  Jesus died an earthly death but he arose on Easter Sunday.  He overcame death and won victory for those who have been given faith.  We have been given life, eternal life. The sadness of death is overwhelmed by the exceeding joy of Jesus’ triumph over death.  No matter what comes our way, we can have that assurance that Jesus is waiting for us to come home. That is the joy we share every Easter and every day of our lives.  Celebrate!  Rejoice!  A blessed Easter to all! 

“Stand Your Ground” Symposium
The Hawthorne community is invited to attend a symposium entitled, “Stand Your Ground”- Fighting Sexual Assault Together.  The non-profit, Resolve to Rise, has partnered with the Hawthorne Police Department to bring the community this first annual symposium. It is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 15th at 10:00 in the Hawthorne Memorial Center. Resolve to Rise is a nonprofit in the city of Hawthorne dedicated to stopping and preventing sexual assault by raising awareness, education, empowerment and prevention.   Many topics will be covered in this very informative symposium.  Sexual assault and human trafficking are on the rise.  We all need to be aware and help prevent these crimes from happening.

Historical Society’s Hall of Fame Banquet
The Hawthorne Historical Society is sponsoring their annual Hawthorne Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, May 19th at the Ayres Hotel.  The 2017 inductees include: Mr. John Baker, founder of “Cougartown.com”, The 100 year-old Woman’s Club of Hawthorne, Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros, longtime resident of Hawthorne, was a circus performer/entertainer and stuntman and is best remembered as a performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and for his role in the NBC sitcom ALF. He was 2 feet 9 inches (84 cm) tall. The shortest street in Hawthorne is named after him. Eddings Brothers has been selected as the business honoree for their long time service to the community.  Tickets to the banquet are now on sale.  For more information regarding this festive evening, please contact the Historical Society at 310-643-9157.  

Service Provider Fair
Councilmember Angie Reyes English and the City of Hawthorne present the annual Service Provider Fair at Memorial Park this year on April 22nd.  There will be many vendors giving out great information.  Lunch and prizes are always a big hit with the attendees each year.

Volunteer Appreciation Day
The volunteers of Hawthorne will be honored once again with a special event hosted by the Hawthorne Presidents Council on Sunday, April 23rd at the Memorial Center. 

Coming This Summer: A Bigger and Better Good Neighbors Day
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 22nd for one of the biggest events in Hawthorne this year.  We are moving Good Neighbors Day to Memorial Park and adding some more attractions.  We are expecting to have a much larger crowd with a “name band” playing live on stage for everyone’s entertainment.  Food vendors, a bike show and even a “beer garden” are all planned to join our popular car show. 

Contact email: norbhuber@gmail.com