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Lollipop Highway lines borough street

By Staff | Dec 19, 2016

BARB BARRETT/The Luminary These large wooden lollipops were hand made and painted by members of the Hughesville Rotary and are placed under the wreaths on Main Street in downtown Hughesville.

HUGHESVILLE – Did you notice the candy striped lolliops that line the Main Street in downtown Hughesville? The Hughesville Rotary has been very busy over the last four months coordinating business sponsors to be featured on 45 wooden lollipops that are placed under each of the holiday wreaths on the lamposts.

According to member Geneva Peck, there are still some lollipops left for more sponsorships. Each one was handmade and painted by members of the Rotary and they stand close to six feet tall. Thirty-three of them are already placed.

The endeavor began two years ago and each sponsor who purchases a lollipop can keep it for two years. “It will only be displayed at Christmastime,” said Peck. However, a lollipop can be purchased anytime throughout the year by contacting any of the Hughesville Rotary members. The cost for each lollipop is $175. The money purchased goes into programming, the schools and community projects such as the gazebo on the corner of Main and Water Streets. One of their tradiitonal events for the public is the tree lighting ceremony with the arrival of Santa that always takes place the first Friday of December. They also sponsor a children’s Easter egg hunt, a Little League team, an electronic recycling event and a pig roast.

New members are always welcome and the organization meets on Tuesday nights at the Country Fork restaurant.