Hughesville Local Events
Fun Fact For The Week: The Little League World Series set a new attendance record last weekend when 41,848 fans attended the game between LaGrange, KY and our own Keystone, Clinton County team. The previous record was 40,000 twice before during the 1989 and 1990 championship games. The Philadelphia Philles Citizens Bank Park seats 43,650. Looks like we’re quickly catching up to the big leagues!
Pet Peeve For The Week: Drivers who do not come to a complete stop at stop signs; they just perform the “rolling stop”.
Kudos to the Hughesville Police Department for positioning themselves around town to catch those speeders and “rollers”. It is very much appreciated. Especially important now that school will be in session soon.
My sincerest apologies to the family of Beth (Foresman) Smith. In last week’s column, I reported that there would be a Breakfast fundraiser for Beth and noted her name as Beth (Odell) Foresman. Although many knew exactly who I was mentioning, her correct name is Beth (Foresman) Smith. I certainly don’t want to neglect her wonderful husband and son. Sorry Beth!!
Next Monday, August 29, school begins again in the East Lycoming School District. Please be careful while driving and keep our kids safe!
Kindergarten Story Hour will be held at Ashkar Elementary on Tuesday, August 23 at 10 a.m. and New Student Orientation will take place that same day at 11 a.m. Meet The Teacher will be Thursday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. and the annual Ashkar Back to School Bar-B-Que will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m. on the playground of the Ashkar Elementary School.
Ferrell Elementary Parent Night will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. and Kindergarten Story Hour will be Friday, August 26 at 8 a.m.
Renn Elementary Kindergarten Story Hour will be Friday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m.
7thGrade Orientation will be held at Hughesville High School on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.
A Varsity Football scrimmage against Mifflinburg will be held on Friday, August 26 beginning at 7 p.m. in the football stadium
Hughesville Senior Citizens will meet at the Baptist Church on Friday, August 26 at noon for a tureen meal. Bring a dish to pass, tableware and a fee for the catered meal next month. Trout Pond Park will hold an end of season Summer Dance Teen Sock Hop on Friday, August 26 from 8-11 p.m.
Salem United Methodist Church at Unityville will hold the Annual Festival in the grove on Saturday, Sept 3 starting at 4 p.m. There will also be a mystery fundraiser at 6 p.m.
Happy Birthday wishes to: Erik Barlett, Emily Barto, Kim Gray, Kay Pearson, Chase Fraley and Joseph Krause Aug. 24; Our Spartan drum major, Martha Jean Hodge, Melissa (Appleman) Welch, Doris Harriman and Heather Millheim Aug. 25; Rev. James Bramer, Jennifer Frantz, Pamela Verner, Jay Wagner, Heidi Whitmoyer and my good friend Laurie Pysher Aug. 26; Tom Secules, Alan Colabine, Dorothea Brokaw, Kathy Taggart, Alyssa Krepinevich, Coy Richart, Lillian Smith, Geraldine Swisher and Shari Wagner Aug. 27; Mary E. (Smith) West, Betty Barto, Doug Fought (an avid Luminary reader!), Sean Houseknecht, Gina (Hunter) Michael, David Heiney, June Nelson, Don Baylor, Andrea Temple and Grant Troxel Aug. 28; Cleason Hall, Steve Budman, Cassie Heiney and Landon Earnest Aug. 29; Phyllis (Balliet), William “Bill” Wise, Christopher Bardo and Kelsey Bower Aug. 30; Jason “Jake” Burns, Ellis Houseknecht, Eric Bowersox, Jonah Corbin, Alexis Maurer and Clara Snyder Aug. 31
Happy Anniversary to: Eric & Lori Staman and Alden & Teresa Moyer Aug. 24; Donna & Greg Taggart Aug. 25; Brent & Ashley (Elser) Papson Aug. 26; Terry & Diane Little and George & Michele Burgett Aug. 27; Rob & Dee Ann Temple and the always awesome Don & Jane Reynolds Aug. 28; Mike & Lacy (Callahan) Hess, Rancy & Shari (Mausteller) Wagner, and My wonderful husband and me! Aug. 29; Stanley & Tina Bardo Aug. 30; Ken & Carol Schneider and Lamont & Ruth Wallis Aug. 31.
Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.