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New Officers showcase new ramp at ELHS

By Staff | Aug 14, 2012

Gathering on the newly installed handicap ramp at the East Lycoming Historical Society, recently elected and continuing officers include (front center) Stanley "Pete" Lore; (l-r): Sharon Hughes, Scott Knyrim, Ruth Rode, Barry Hodge, Judith Egly, Carol Shetler, K. Vincent Swartz, Erma Bower and Charles Hughes.

Newly elected officers of the East Lycoming Historical Society gathered on the recently constructed handicap ramp. The ramp and handicap parking area is at the rear of the museum at 66 S. Main Street, Hughesville. Board member Stanley Lore oversaw the construction which resulted from a grant by The First Community Foundation Partnership, Pine Street, Williamsport, with matching funds from a capitol campagain among the society’s membership.

The newly elected officers who will serve three year terms are Erma Bower, President; Carol Shetler, Vice President; Ruth Rode, Secretary; Sharon Hughes, Treasurer; and Judy Egly, Membership Secretary.

Elected to the board were Barry Hodge, Scott Knyrim, K. Vincent Swartz, Stanley Lore, and Chalmer VanHorn. Charles Hughes will continue his term.

An upcoming fundraiser will be a yard sale in front of the museum on Saturday, September 9 beginning at 9 a.m.

Kicking off the first meeting and speaking for the fourth consecutive fall season will be Robert Webster with his presentation of “Samuel Wallis’ Muncy Farms.” scheduled for 7 p.m. in the social hall at nearby Trinity Lutheran Church. The museum will be open prior to the meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13 at 3 p.m. for a cemetery service honoring Civil War soldiers adjacent to

St. John Church (Gordner’s Gorve) near Unityville.

The society will be partnering with the Moreland Township Celebration committee for its 200th anniversary in the fall of 2013. Two of the society’s future meetings will feature people and places in the township’s history.

Hours at the museum continue to be Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and the building is air conditioned.