News from the City of Henderson

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Hello to everyone! For this is the day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad! I am so delighted to be with you one more time. It is only by the grace of God that we are here. With all of the heartbreaking news, tragedies, killings, wildfires and politics, there are many issues surrounding us; my heart goes out to the families that are affected the most. As we celebrate and prepare for the holidays, remember those who are less fortunate and keep them in our prayers.
I was sitting at the computer just thinking about how fast this year has gone by. We have less than 24 days left in the year 2021. It would be so nice just to take it slow and easy. However, we can not because Christmas is only 16 days away. I hope you have started or finished your shopping and can relax and enjoy the holidays; however, for me and my household, we are not ready. We did not hit any of the sales; like many of you, I just wanted to remember why we celebrate the season.
If you missed the Christmas parade last Thursday, Dec. 2. It was the BOMB! I think it was one of the largest that I have seen in years. So many beautiful floats. The people of Chester County showed up and filled the streets to support the parade! The Christmas Tree lighting before the parade on the courthouse lawn and the singing from our high school and junior high school choirs was excellent! So many people told me how much they enjoyed it, and their children loved it when the Christmas Tree lights came on!
To the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Henderson just wants to let you know how much we appreciate you and want to say, “THANK YOU for all of your hard work you have done for the County!”
Do you remember from our history books in school what happened on Dec. 7, 1941? If not, I am going to remind you; 80 years ago there was an attack on Pearl Harbor! Let us not forget those who died on that day! National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed annually in the United States on Dec. 7, is to remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. On Aug. 23, 1994, United States Congress, by Pub.L. 103–308, designated Dec. 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day. It is a tradition to fly the Flag of the United States at half-staff until sunset in honor of dead patriots. Let us not forget!
If you are a Veteran or know someone that is a Veteran and would like to know more about The Community Veteran program, please call 608-6132 for more information.
Chester County Head Start is taking applications for the 2021-22 school year for children who are three or four years old. For more information, call 989-5192 or 989-5111.
It is Happy Birthday and Belated Birthday wishes time to Stella Garland, 12/5; Bliss McEarl, 12/5; Verlene Burton, 12/7; Mary Ross, 12/8; Kim Mack, 12/9; Derrick Croom, 12/15; and Pamela Massengill Stewart, 12/16. Your family and friends pray you will have a blessed birthday and many more.
Continue to pray for our loved ones who are in the hospitals or sick in their homes, for our children, teachers and families and for the men and women that are serving our country. Remember to pray for our United States of America. Do not forget to patronize with our local businesses here in town during this holiday season; let us try to support our own as much as we can.
If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your families, birthdays, anniversaries, announcements or things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call me at 608-6132 and leave your message, or you may email me at gloria__holiday@msn.com. Have a great week and remember to be safe!