Rotary planning annual Easter Egg hunt
HUGHESVILLE – Each week the Hughesville Rotary meets at the Country Fork Restaurant in Hughesville to plan their long list of annual activities and service projects throughout the year. Well orchestrated committees and chairs from the twenty two member organization serve the community with a diversified list of fundraisers and youth events that for many community residents, have been part of their everyday lives.
One of the biggest efforts is the annual Easter Egg hunt at Bodine Park. President, Peggy Wood announced that it would be held on Saturday, March 19. Chair Karlda Thomas said that this year the Rotary was going to partner with the Picture Rocks Lions Club. “We will be giving out silver dollars for prizes,” she said. Over 200 children are expected and the committee will be shopping two weeks before, then will meet to stuff the eggs. About $700 is budgeted for the candy. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. and set up in the park will be at noon.
Member Mike Bieber announced the Presidential theme for 2016-2017 “Rotary Serving Humanity” and passed out copies of the new logo.
The electronic recycling event is also scheduled again and will be held on Saturday, April 16. So plan on disposing those outdated computer accessories, printers, televisions, and video equipment. It is one of the Rotary’s biggest fundraisers for the year along with the pig roast which will also be held in April on the last Saturday of the month. Also this month is the popular seedlings which will be handed out on Saturday, April 23 on Main Street.
After ten consecutive years, the Ballonfest will be taking a break this year so all Rotarians can regroup and plan it again in two more years. It was competing with a lot of other events at the same time noted one of the committee members. However, a strawberry festival is being planned, a stand at the Lycoming County fair, a golf tournament, a Memorial Day parade, a carnival at the fire hall, Relay for Life at the high school, and a Tree Lighting ceremony downtown.
This group is also active in the schools – holding speech contests, handing out dictionaries to third graders, and giving out scholarships to seniors. They also take care of the Christmas decorations on Main Street and around the gazebo, and maintain the clock on the corner of Main and Water Streets.
New members are always welcome. Just come any Tuesday night to join them for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the County Fork on S. Main Street, Hughesville.