Fun Fact for the week: Flowering Spring bulbs are triggered by a rise in soil temperature. Being underground they are not affected by day length or air temperature. As the soil temperature rises, the bulbs start to sprout.
Pet Peeve for the week: My Pet Peeve for the week is my good friend Mary Pat (Bower) Burns. She has really been taking care of herself and she looks fantastic. I am totally jealous, but she is a great motivator!
The “Battle of the Books” will take place this Saturday, April 17 at the Hughesville High School. Competition will begin approximately 8:30 a.m. with over 600 students registered.
The West Branch Chorale will present their Spring concert entitled “The Gift of Music” on Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville. The Rev. Gerald Wagner will narrate the program and wonderfully talented Jeanne Berninger directs the 75 voice Chorale. Accompanists are Lou Feist, Clifton Hungerford and Joy Barto.
Post W Williamsport, of the Travelers Protective Association of America, a fraternal benefit organization, will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Allegheny Grange #1843 located at Route 864, 2 miles west of Huntersville. A meatloaf dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. on April 21. Reservations are requested by April 16 by calling Helen Mayer at 435-2376. Members, guests and prospective members are invited to attend.
Free developmental screenings for infants, toddlers and preschoolers at the Hughesville Library on Friday, April 23 from 10 to noon. Call 326-7895 to register for an appointment.
The East Lycoming Little League Season Opening Parade will take place Saturday, April 24 beginning at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at the Hughesville Firehall and end at the high school.
Happy Birthday wishes to: Nicholas Martinelli, Alaina Bower and Joey Rogers Mar 24; Taylor Falk Mar 25; Shirley Michael and John Vandine Mar 26; Cindy Mueller and Cindy Freed Mar 27; Wilma Smith (95 years), Russell DeWire, Isabelle Holmes Mar 28; Katha (Feister) Elser, Ashley (Elser) Papson, my friend Karen Snyder, Jennifer Rush, Leona Snyder, Nathan Ritter and my good friend Pauline Pauline Freezer Mar 29; Dan Sheehan and Elva Mae (Barto) Worthington Mar 30; Kierra Croucher, Sally Powers, Kari Shaner, Kati Shaner, Ruth Swisher (100 years) and Jim Wagner Mar 31;
April birthdays; Happy Birthday to: My good friend Janine (Kepner) Miller, David Gardner and Samantha Jo Fraley Apr 14; Joyce Peterman and Milissa Hammond Apr 15; Vicki (Shaner) Reed and Hannah Lund Apr 16; Sherry (Dugan) Feigles, Greg Houseknecht, Danny Phillips, Christopher Swisher and Logan Long Apr 17; Brooke (Warburton) Anstadt, Samantha Sheets, Lenny Newton, Richard Barto and Galen Walters Apr 18; Michelle (Rayhorn) Holmes, Gene Winter Apr 19; Barbara Houseknecht Apr 20.
Happy Anniversary to: J. Wayne & Joni (Shaner) Ritter and Scott & Ann (Barto) Milheim, Galen & Mary Lee Ryder and Denny & Brenda Wagner Apr 14; Francis & Heather Getgen Apr 15; Tim & Steph (Nicklaus) Hampton Apr 20.
Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.