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A century of Alice!

By Staff | May 13, 2020

On Thursday, May 14, longtime Hughesville resident, Alice Mae (Confer) DeWire, will celebrate her 100th birthday.

Alice grew up on the Confer family homestead in Moreland Township and moved into Hughesville proper upon her marriage to Russell “Bert” DeWire in 1938. The couple raised seven children in their home on Broadway.

In addition to her career as mother and homemaker, Alice became Hughesville’s first female police officer, serving as a crossing guard on the corner of Main and Academy Streets in front of the schools.

She also served as a Brownie leader, a Fuller Brush representative, and a volunteer at the Hughesville Public Library for many years. She was very involved in the Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the Bocce League group.

Bert and Alice’s children blessed them with 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Alice currently resides at Wolf Run Village where she still enjoys visiting with friends and family, and playing games-Scrabble and card games are her favorites-reading, and walking outside as the weather permits.

A parade forms at the Hughesville High School at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, traveling the estimated mile to the village at 6 p.m.