News from the Henderson Community of Chester County


with Gloria Holiday

Hello to my family and friends. It is a new week, a new day, and it is always a blessing to be with you! This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Well, Valentine’s Day is Friday, Feb. 14, just in case you forgot. Hope you will not end up in the “dog house” this year. Pray you will have a very happy, loving day! My husband is a very smart man. You see, he knew I would be working on Valentine’s Day as always, so he surprised me early. Thank you, honey! He did not end up in the “dog house.” After 44 years of marriage, we still have the honey in the moon!
Speaking of keeping the honey in the moon, this couple will be celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary. Mr. John and Lillia Cawthon will celebrate on Saturday, Feb. 22. It is a blessing to know you as a loving couple. May the Lord bless them with many more years together. Congratulations and happy anniversary!
On Feb. 20, Mr. Bill Overway will celebrate his 83rd birthday. It seems like it was only yesterday when you were the Policy Council Officer for Head Start when Alex was a student there. You did such. You did an awesome job then and still are by raising your grandson. Thank you for being the man of God that you are. You have been through a lot with your health, but the Lord has blessed you to celebrate another year! So, enjoy your birthday, and we pray you will see many more!
The SWHRA Head Start staff and parents would like to thank Mrs. Kirbi Fahs from the Carl Perkins Center for being the guest speaker at Chester County Head Start Parent Meeting on Feb. 6. The topic was “Catching Them Being Good.” It was a wonderful meeting.
Just to let you know: Head Start is accepting applications for children who will be three or four years old on or by Aug. 15, 2020 for the new school year. For more information, call 989-5111.
February is National African American/Black History Month. There is so much in history that we can learn from. There are many famous African Americans/Black men and women in our history. In the “Spot Light” this week is Ms. Jane Bolin. She was the first black woman to become a judge in the United States (1932). She was also the first black woman to earn a law degree from Yale, the first black woman to pass the New York State bar exam and the first to join the city’s law department. Bolin worked to end segregation in child placement facilities and the assignment of probation officers based on race. She also helped create a racially integrated treatment center for delinquent boys. She is just one of many who paved the way for so many throughout history. Let us never forget.
The Chester County Library has many books on Black History. Stop by and check out some. Also, it would be a great time to get a library card if you do not have one.
Come one, come all to the Fourth Annual Black History Program from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at Chester County Senior Center, 247 E. Main St. The program is sponsored by Ladies from the Henderson Community. It is a FREE event! Refreshments will be served. For more information, email,, or Hope to see you there.
Remember to patronize with our local businesses here in town; let us try to support our own as much as we can.
On the prayer list, all of our children, our teachers and our families, the sick and shut-in, our men and women who are serving our country, the incarcerated and our United States of America!
If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthdays, anniversaries, announcements or things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call me at 989-1907/608-6132 and leave your message, or you may email me at