Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

Hanukkah, a holiday of happiness and peace

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By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327

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Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate the rededication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C. and the miracle of the temple lights lasting eight days with just one day’s supply of oil.

Hanukkah is a happy holiday.  Candles are lit for eight days, presents are given to children along with gold-foil wrapped chocolate coins. A game is played in which a dreidel or top is spinned. Potato pancakes called latkes are eaten. It is referred to in the New Testament of the Bible in the book of John 10:22. Jesus observed this holiday and so Christians can celebrate too! May the coming days bring peace and happiness to all.

The Midway Chamber of Commerce which serves all city neighborhoods that border Midway International Airport, as well as Summit and Bedford Park, is hosting their annual dinner-dance on Friday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Mayfield Banquets, 6072 S. Archer.

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All are invited to attend and enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing, raffles, and entertainment. Call (773) 767-0014 for more information. Purchase tickets at MidwayChamber.org.

The West Lawn Branch Library, 4020 W. 63rd St., will be presenting the fourth in the Chicago Artopia concert series on Sunday, Dec. 17. The Chris White Jazz Trio will perform music from A Charlie Brown Christmas.  The concert begins at 2 p.m., and there is no admission charge.

The seventh grade class of St. Nicholas of Tolentine School is asking for donations of hats, scarves, socks and gloves for their “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” collection drive. The donations will be distributed to those in need. Contributions can be dropped off at the school, 3741 W. 62nd St. Call (773) 735-0772 for more information. The students said, “Help us keep everyone warm.”

Thank you to the Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police for all you do to keep our neighborhood safe. They have conducted several traffic stops recently, recovered illegal weapons and stolen vehicles, and taken offenders into custody. Thank you also for your recent toy drive that will provide gifts for children in our neighborhood.

Lately, I have seen discarded tires under the viaducts located on Central Park Avenue between 59th and 63rd Streets. If you see this kind of illegal dumping, please call 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares at (773) 582-4444 or 13th Ward Ald. Marty Quinn at (773) 581-8000.

Thank you to all who called and texted me last week. I always enjoy hearing from you.

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