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 still in COVID and with everything else that has happened: “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. Wear a mask.
“Please walk with a trusted adult, check all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Eat only store wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. Have a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Remember to walk and don’t run from house to house. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers. Look both ways before crossing the street. Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. 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!”
The place to be on Oct. 29 is Gene Record Park for Trails & Treats! Mark Barber and the committee of the Park wants to offer a safe, fun event for families in the community. Candy will be given out, and all activities will be during daylight hours starting at 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and enjoy the fun! I will see you there. Let’s have FUN! Hopefully, we do not get rained out!
The Southwest HRA is offering a Program called At-Risk After School Program. Who can participate? Public or private nonprofit organizations or eligible for profit organizations may operate an after school program. Program must be located in an attendance area of a public school where at least 50 percent of the enrolled students are certified as eligible for free or reduced price meal. Program must provide educational or enrichment activities in an organized structured, and supervised environment after the end of the school day, on weekend, or on holidays during the school year. For more information, please contact Ms. Amie Croom or Ms. Angel Harris, 989-5111 or 1-800-497-1286.
Happy wedding anniversary to Mr. Chevon Johnson and Mrs. Alexis Davidson Johnson who celebrated their first year of marriage on Oct. 23. Your family and the City of Henderson pray God will bless you with many more years! Like I always say, “Keep the HONEY in the moon!”
On the prayer list for this week – Mr. Franklin Johnson is in the hospital. Also pray for his wife Mrs. Johnson. Remember to pray for our United States of America, the men and women that 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 family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and 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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