News from the Henderson Community of Chester County

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with Gloria Holiday

Hello to everyone!
I hope you had a great week. For this is the day the Lord has made, be happy and enjoy it. Well, another month is on its way out, ending with fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day. These are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, and focus on safety.
The city wants every child, teenager, young adult and adult to be safe. Here are just a few tips for safety to add with your own while we are dealing with COVID-19: avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters, give out treats outdoors if possible, set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take, wash hands before handling treats and wear a mask. Eat only store wrapped treats. Have a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Remember to walk and do not run from house to house. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers. Look both ways before crossing the street. Use some reflective tape on costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Remember to limit the amount of treats you eat, be safe and have FUN!
With October ending, November is around the corner. People are getting ready to complete the annual ritual of “falling back” as we move away from Daylight Saving Time this weekend. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, which means you will need to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night (Oct. 31).
Have you ever wonder why 2 a.m.? According to Live Science, the 2 a.m. time was selected because it was deemed to be the least disruptive to most people’s lives. Almost everyone is at home asleep; bars and restaurants have likely closed; and few businesses are impacted by the extra hour.
The City of Henderson would like to say thank you to the Enville Community Club for hosting a Veterans and Senior Citizens dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, at their community center. The program will be all new this year! So mark your calendar and invite a Veteran or Senior! I am so blessed because my husband and I qualify in both areas.
Let us give a SHOUT OUT to our Chester County Fire Department for the Teddy Bear Program. They are asking us, the citizens and businesses, to donate new teddy bears or small stuffed animal for a child who has been traumatized due to tragedy or victimization. The teddy bears will be kept safely in the BIG red fire truck, so when our hometown heroes are out on a call and there is a child on the scene, they will be able to give a teddy bear for them to hold and hug! For more information, please contact the Chester County Fire Department at 983-5570 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations will be accepted year round.
I talked with Mr. Jimmy Ruth last week, I try to give him a call often. He has requested for us to keep him up in our prayers. He will have surgery soon. I will be checking on him to see how he is doing.
On Oct. 26, my Aunt Georgia Bass celebrated her 87th birthday. The community and your family love you, and we pray the Lord will bless you with many more!
I hope everyone will have a great week. Remember to VOTE, and pray for our United States of America, the men and women who are serving our country, our police officers and everyone you know. Patronize with our local businesses here in town 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 989-1907 and leave your message or you may call me on my cell phone 608-6132.

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