Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Giving Away Hula Hoops at the Habitat Closing Ceremony
Post, photos, and video by the Hawthorne Hawkman.
First off, I have to admit a bit of irony here on NXNS. I set out to blog about the North High Polars football games basically to tell a feel-good story about the youth in our community, and to give myself something to blog about on a regular basis that wasn't controversial. I specifically said that I did NOT want to get steeped in school/education politics. And yet, if I had not started down that road, then when the proposal to close North High came about, I certainly would have approached that issue with less vigor.
And now my last seven posts in a row have focused on North High in one way or another. Their final football game is tonight, and I may or may not get to that depending on how an evening meeting goes. I still have a write-up of Monday's community forum to finish as well.
So here's a break from the North High posts. At the closing ceremony for Habitat week in the Hawthorne EcoVillage, I gave away ten hula hoops to kids in the neighborhood. I'm looking for ways to make more hoops and get them donated to schools or parks in the area. Thing is, the supplies, especially the tape, are not cheap. And making them can be fairly labor-intensive. If anyone has ideas or wants to help, please contact me.