News for the City of Good Neighbors from Norb Huber
Good Neighbors Day – This Saturday!
It’s finally here. I really hope you can make it over to Jim Thorpe Park this Saturday. A lot of hard work has gone into setting up the new Hawthorne Museum. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be part of Good Neighbors Day this year. Five, great live bands will be performing on stage. The In-N-Out Burger truck will be there. The first annual John Baker Memorial Car Show will be held out on the park’s large grounds. An art walk and many vendors will be setting up their booths. Plan to make a good day out of it. There will be plenty to take in. You are encouraged to park on the street or better yet, walk, or ride a bike over to the site. Parking will be limited. This is our seventh year for GND. It’s been a great day each year for Hawthorne. We celebrate our history, we celebrate our diversity, and we celebrate our good neighbors. It will be great to have the good people of Hawthorne come together and share in the festivities. I’ll be there. If you read my column, please introduce yourself to me. I get lonely writing this every week for my five relatives that open up there emails some weeks. I really think I have a lot of “closet readers”. You know I’m talking about you folks who don’t want to admit that you read this stuff. That’s okay, writing off the wall stuff is therapy for me. I feel worthwhile, I feel that I have contributed something to the cause. I feel like I’ve done my duty regardless of how many of you there are out there. The way I look at it, is IF I reach one soul and that one person has a cold one to relax and enjoy life, I can go to sleep knowing that I have “made a difference”. Have a cold one for me, I’ll sleep better.
Get ready for some more fun. The annual Cuban Festival is returning and will be held on Sunday, October 1 starting at 12 noon at the Sociedad Jose Marti. The festival was not held last year but for many years has been a real treat to attend. Delicious Cuban foot, sandwiches, fritters tamales, and Cuban coffee. Live music provided by the Charanga Cubana Band and DJ Audio Genics. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 years old and under. Verena Cubana is the name of the event but it’s really spelled FUN. So, mark your calendars and plan to get over to Prairie Avenue early to get a parking spot.
36 Different Cans
As I was looking for ice cream, I passed by the “cold ones section” of WalMart Market the other day and spotted a big display for Budweisers. These were not just your regular Buds, these were giant cases of 36 cans. Each can had a different NFL team logo on it. So, I guess if your team is losing you can find the winning team and celebrate with that cold one. My 49ers have not done well for the past several years, so I might need to find another team to celebrate with. Since I only have one cold one each weekend, this giant case will last me through the regular season and well into the playoffs.
Florida, Texas, Mexico, Who’s Next?
Why does God allow all of these natural disasters to occur? Hurricanes and earthquakes kill loved ones and good people lose all of their earthly possessions. Could it be that God wants us to depend on Him instead of putting our trust in our wealth? We either put our whole trust in what we accumulate or accomplish here on earth or we trust in God who provides us with all we need. We can’t serve two masters. We read in Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. When bad comes into our lives, God is working through those trials to bring us closer to him. All of our money, our houses, our cars and everything else in our lives can disappear in a moment, but God’s love for us can never be taken away. Live today without worrying so much about how much money you need to make to buy that next big car or house or big screen. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and God will provide you with what you need to really live. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
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