Neighbors, we are reaching the end of 2023. In a few short weeks we
will ring in a new year, and then it all starts over again. In the meantime,
we experience the joyous holiday season and the beginning of winter. Speaking of which, have you moved your snow shovel out of the shed and have it ready to use? If you are like me, you may find the thought of shoveling snow a little too exhausting. Every time we do have measurable snowfall, I get calls from residents looking for someone to shovel out their driveway and walkway. If you are someone, or know
someone, willing to make a little money performing that task, please contact me (email@example.com) so I can put you on the snow-shovelers list. It may or may not snow, but at least we will be prepared.
The November civic league meeting was well attended. More than 40 residents came out to meet our Congressional representative Jen Kiggans and our Virginia legislators, Senator Bill DeSteph and Delegate Robert Bloxom. Each gave us an update on their activities and objectives going forward. It was our first meeting with Delegate Robert Bloxom since the districts were redrawn, and we learned a great deal about his background and agenda. After the meeting adjourned, residents were able to spend
individual time with our legislators. The hospitality committee furnished refreshments, including grilled hotdogs that were a big hit. And of course, I brewed a pot of my famous coffee. It was a good meeting and everyone in attendance seemed pleased.
Coming up on December 19th is our annual Christmas Pot-Luck Dinner. This is one of the Civic League’s special events that is typically well-attended by our residents. In addition to a delicious meal, we are excited to have a visit from Santa Claus. It’s an ideal photo opportunity for the parents. Be sure the children have their Christmas wish-lists to share with Santa. If you are new to the area and have not yet become a civic league member, you are invited to do so at the dinner for the low annual
household dues of $15 - and we will credit your membership through 2024. If you are an existing member, who has yet to pay dues for this year, you are welcome to do so at the dinner. It’s going to be a fun evening that I hope you have on your calendar.
If you have not visited our civic league website lately, please check it out. Our webmaster, Don Krudop, does an excellent job keeping the site up to date and full of informative content. I am sure you have it bookmarked in your browser, but if not, the website is www.LHGCL.org.
As the weather gets cooler, please be sure to check on your elderly neighbors. They probably won’t ask you for help, but I know they will appreciate the call. I look forward to meeting everyone on the 19th at the Christmas Dinner event.
Edi and I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a most Happy New Year.
Stay safe and stay warm.
John Eason, President