When I think of Holy Week, it isn’t usually with thoughts of snow boots and warm clothing, but this year winter seems very reluctant to give up and give way to spring. I did see an Eastern Bluebird last weekend! Most of the robins I’ve seen seem determined to tough it out and get themselves ready for nesting, even though they have their feathers so fluffed up for warmth that they are round as a ball. Spring may be a bit slow in starting, but I am confident that it won’t be long until we can all be outdoors.
Bodine Park was a happy place last Saturday when dozens of children scoured the grounds for the many goodies that were to be found, courtesy of the Rotary Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Now that it is time for spring sports, the park, as well as the high school track, Little League fields, and AYSO soccer fields, will be resounding with the sounds of cheering fans, batting practice, and referee whistles. I encourage everyone to take some time to attend some of the games and see all the great athletic efforts of so many of our local youngsters.
Today from ten to noon there is a workshop at the East Lycoming Historical Society for anyone who is interested in being a tour guide. If you are interested call 584-2244 or 447-2838.
The Hughesville/Muncy Book Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10-11 a.m. At their next meeting, Saturday, April 20 they will be discussing “Nemesis” by Philip Roth. Get your copy today, then join them at the Muncy Library. Members of the club extend an open invitation for readers to come once or every month, so try it out.
Maundy Thursday, March 28, Seder meal and covered dish dinner at Kedron U. M. Church,6:30 p.m. Seder Meal & Jews for Jesus presentation at Hughesville Friends Church, 7:00 p.m. , Service of Holy Communion at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville 7:00 p.m., Bethany U. M. Church, South 2nd St., Hughesville 6:30 p.m. and “Last Supper Drama,” Moreland Baptist Church 7 p.m.
Good Friday, March 29, noon to 3 p.m. East Lycoming Ministerium, seven last words of Christ, Moreland Baptist Church.
Easter Sunday, March 31, sunrise services at Mt. Zion Lutheran 7:00 a.m., Messiah Lutheran, Clarkstown, 6:30 a.m., Tivoli U.M. 6:30 a.m. Morning worship services at most area churches are at their usual times; check with the church of your choice.
Hughesville Rotary celebrates 75 years with a dinner at Country Fork Restaurant on Sat. Apr. 6. Call 312-0035 for reservations.
Friday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. Pre-school Story Hour for ages 3-5 at Hughesville Area Public Library. Please call 584-3762 to register even if your child has attended previous sessions.
Friday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book signing by author Raymond J. Howlett at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South 5th Street.
Sat. Apr. 13 5K race at ELYMCA. Registration at 8 a.m. at Hughesville High School Track, 349 Cemetery Street. Race begins at 10 a.m.
Apr. 15 program at East Lycoming Historical Society on the Smith/Wallis Gristmill.