A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our Luminary readers! We have come to the last issue of the calendar year. I have had much pleasure in gathering information about events and celebrations all around the Hughesville area and look forward to 2013 and all the promise inherent in a new year. It’s amazing how many ways there are to keep busy and be entertained here in our own “happy valley”.
If you like sauerkraut as much as I do, you’ll be glad to know that the Picture Rocks Lions Club will begin selling its famous sauerkraut beginning on Thursday, December 20 at area grocery stores, and at the Lycoming Mall and Wal-Mart on Wednesday, December 26. My mother always included sauerkraut (with pork, mashed potatoes, and her wonderful dumplings!) as the main course for New Year’s Day dinner. It was the accepted notion that such a start to the year would ensure good luck, and who’s going to take a chance on that? I plan to get my supply of this tasty local product as soon as possible.
Most of us make some resolutions for the new year. Why not try resolving to make more frequent visits to the Hughesville Area Public Library? The staff there will help you find a good book, movie, or jigsaw puzzle, or assist you with computer and ebook usage. Watch for articles in the Luminary that will give you more info about what’s upcoming at the library.
As you make your way to work or pleasure, errands or visits during the next week be sure to notice the beautiful lights and decorations that so many folks have put in their yards and on their houses. There are some amazing displays, and I think that downtown Hughesville looks great! I personally would like to see some white snow to complete the season’s visual appeal, but I realize that is probably not everyone’s wish! South Williamsport has its “Candy Cane Lane” but I took a drive to Picture Rocks and have to say that everyone should see the amazing display of lights and ornaments on the King family’s buildings and lawns. It truly “brightens” the holiday for all who pass by! Most of the area churches will be observing Christmas with special services and events. I hope that everyone will check the listings and choose a place and time to celebrate and share with others. See you in 2013!
Thursday, Dec. 20 Picture Rocks Lions Club sauerkraut on sale at local grocery stores.