I sincerely hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe Halloween. It is hard to believe how fast this year is passing. Nevertheless, in the last two months of the year, the PBA has many exciting events planned that are rewarding for everyone. Let’s start by thinking about the most recent event, the Trade Show located at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall and the “Harvest for the Hungry” Parade.
The trade show was a phenomenal success this year, with a record breaking attendance of people, very impressive. A huge “Thank You” to all the vendors who participated in the trade show this year. In addition, a very special thanks to Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery who graciously donated all the wonderful food. November 1, 2015 was our annual “Harvest for the Hungry” parade, where the community, churches, schools and local businesses dig in and donate funds and canned goods to restock local food pantries so that no one goes without a good meal during the holiday season. Our heartfelt thanks is sent to each and every one of you, that make these events successful and nourishing to our friends in need.
Excitement on the way brings one of the many events in which the PBA is involved. One event that really pulls at mine and my family’s heart strings is “A Child's Christmas”. This fund-raiser helps so many children receive things from toys to warm clothing to everyday items that you or I might take for granted. It is wonderful to see families, children, churches and the business community join together to donate so generously at this time of year.
In the spirit of giving, how could you not think about Good Ole’ St Nick. Our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has quickly become a tradition here in Pasadena and will take place December 1, 2015 in the Lake Shore shopping center. Do not forget Santa is watching so spread the word and gather the children to visit our beloved Santa.
Even with the issues of the world, we should still be thankful for so many things. Our families, friends, health, faith and freedoms are just a few to mention. So take a moment during the hustle and bustle, at Thanksgiving and throughout the year to just stop and pause, look around and be grateful for what you do have and not so much what you don’t.
God bless you and your families and pray that God will look over our young men and women in the Armed Forces fighting overseas.