It didn’t happen until after I got home from Friday night’s football game, but I did finally get the last of my garden cleared out before the killing frost arrived on Saturday morning. Yes, I was out there with a flashlight, no doubt giving the neighbors another good chuckle. But I will enjoy those last few sweet peppers!
There are still many opportunities to see our young athletes in competition in football, soccer, and tennis. If you’d rather support our local school students at an indoor event, the Hughesville Spartan Marching Band will hold a Gift-card bingo fundraiser on Saturday, October 27 at the high school cafeteria. The band is finalizing plans for their upcoming appearance at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida over the New Year’s holiday.
There are lots of reasons to visit the Hughesville Area Public Library, and while you’re there take a look at the improvements in the Children’s Wing. New shelving units have been purchased as a memorial to Elizabeth (Beth Ann) Foresman Smith, who had a driving passion for children’s literacy. The generosity of many folks made this permanent tribute possible. The library is also featuring its mystery section this month and encourages you to check out a good book for cool evenings.
The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a free flu vaccine clinic for high-risk adults and children on Thursday, October 25 from noon to 2 p.m. Pass the word to anyone whom you know that may qualify. Let’s work toward a flu-free winter!
Lairdsville Community Volunteer Fire Company is holding a 2-day Fall Festival including a cake-decorating contest on Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27. There will be lots of fun activities and food and craft vendors both days. Sounds like a great event and a great way to support this worthy organization. For more information about the cake-decorating contact Renee at 764-7627.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m., HHS Band Gift-card fundraiser, Hughesville High School, West Cemetery Street.