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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, killing, wildfires, snow, rain and politics, just to name a few things surrounding us, my heart goes out to the families affected the most. As we celebrate and prepare for the holidays, remember those that are less fortunate and keep them in our prayers.
The Christmas parade on last Thursday, Dec. 1, was very good! The Christmas Tree lighting before the parade on the courthouse lawn, and the singing was very good as well. I had several to come and say how much they enjoyed it and their children loved it when the Christmas tree lights came on! Their child/children love taking pictures with Santa. To the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Henderson/Chester County just wants to let you know how much we appreciate you and to say THANK YOU for all of your hard work you have done for the County!
Our condolences go out the Barnes family. Mr. George Henry Barnes, Sr. was 104 years old when the Lord called him home. What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. We feel so blessed that he was part of our life. Mr. Barnes was born in the middle of World War 1 or the First World War, a global conflict which lasted from 1914 to 1918 and is considered one of the deadliest conflicts in history. Mr. Barnes had six children, 24 grandchildren 53 great-grand-children and 20 great-great-grand-children. One of his granddaughters is employed with Southwest HRA, Mrs. Kristyl Hansen. To the family of Mr. Barnes, our prayers are with you and we love you!
Now for a little history: Do you remember what happened on Dec. 7, 1941 from your history books in school? If not, I am going to remind you. Eight-one 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 2022-23 school year for children that are three or four years old. For more information, call 989-5192 or 989-5111. On Dec. 6, the Grinch came to visit the children at the Chester County Head Start Center. The children really enjoyed him. Some were afraid at first but not for long. To the person in the costume, you know who you are, the Head Start teachers and staff say, THANK YOU for volunteering in the classroom.
It is Happy Birthday and Belated Birthday wishes time to Stella Garland, Dec. 5; Bliss McEarl, Dec. 5; Verlene Burton, Dec. 7; Mary Ross, Dec. 8; Kim Mack, Dec. 9; Derrick Croom, Dec. 15; and Pamela Massengill Stewart, Dec. 16. Your families and friends pray you will have a blessed birthday and many more.
Remember to pray for our loved ones who are in the hospitals, for those who are sick in their homes, for our children, teachers and families and for the men and women that are serving our country. Please 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. Remember to be safe!
If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and 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 gloria__holiday@msn.com.

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