Fun Fact For The Week: Last Friday many shoppers began their quest in the wee hours of the morning. The tradition of Black Friday continues as consumers spent an estimated $11.4+ billion. Recession – what recession? Personally, I always look forward to Cyber Monday when I can shop from home while still in my pajamas!
Pet Peeve For The Week: I feel like I’m already behind getting ready for Christmas and it’s still three weeks away! Oh the pressure!
A Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is being planned by the Hughesville Rotary for the community on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. Carolers and christmas music will entertain visitors, and hot chocolate and cookies will be available after the ceremony.
Santa is also scheduled to pay a visit before the big parade on Sunday. He will be arriving in a Mercedes convertible to greet the children on Friday evening.
The West Branch Chorale will be presenting their annual Christmas Concert entitled “Happy Holidays” on Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Muncy and again on Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville. The Rev. Gerald Wagner will narrate the concert with Joy Barto as piano accompanist and the wonderful Jeanne Berninger as Chorale director. Mrs. Berninger has been directing the talented group for 34 years. Come out and enjoy this holiday tradition.
The East Lycoming Historical Society will host “The Polar Express” on December 2, 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at the museum on Main Street. They will also be participating with the Greater Hughesville Business Association inMain Street’s holiday happenings. Extended hours on Fridays after the tree lighting ceremony on the square.
The Hughesville Holiday Parade will be held on Sunday, December 4 beginning at 12:30 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will be held in the center of town following the parade.
On Friday, December 9, there will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Hughesville Firemen’s Social Hall from noon to 6 p.m.
Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.