Can we be so bold as to hope that winter has finally given up its grip on us? Can I put away my woolens and winter jackets? I’ve been tempted to do so, but then look up to see snow flurries. It should be interesting to see how much springtime we actually get before the hot weather arrives. April is such a month of promise, of hopefulness and anticipation of things to come.
One of the big events that will becoming soon is the high school Prom. A great place to find the perfect dress is the annual Prom Gown Giveaway at Bethany United Methodist Church this Friday and Saturday. Those who attend will find a wide variety of sizes, styles, and colors of gently used formal wear, and will receive a discount on dry cleaning of the item they choose. This is a great outreach sponsored by the church.
Hughesville Rotarians will observe Earth Day (officially on the 22nd) on Saturday the 20th by distributing tree seedlings near the intersection of Main and Water Streets and by holding an “E-cycle” event. Most of us have an old TV, computer, or other electronic device that cannot be disposed of in usual trash. This collection will allow us to really clean house and get all that stuff properly recycled. Answering machines, old cell phones, ink cartridges, etc. will be accepted at the event site on South Railroad Street across from the Hughesville Fire Hall. There will also be a large capacity paper shredder available for household documents. Now is the time to gather up all those things that tend to become clutter!
Wednesday, April 3, 1 p.m. The Christian Ladies Group, a ministry of Tivoli United Methodist Church, will meet. The program will be on Hunter’s Lake, presented by Ruth Rode. The Christian Ladies group welcomes any ladies in the area that would like to attend. Tivoli United Methodist Church is located on Rt. 220 in Tivoli.
Fri. April 5, 5 to 7:30 p.m. & Sat. April 6, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Free Prom Gown event, Bethany U. M. Church, Second and Academy Streets, Hughesville.
Sat. Apr. 6 the Hughesville Rotary will be celebrating their 75th anniversary this year with a dinner and program at the Country Fork Restaurant. Reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Interested members are to contact Tammy Hunsinger at 570-312-0035.
Sun. Apr. 7 Tennis breakfast for Hughesville High School at the Spartan Pub from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. All you can eat. Proceeds benefit tennis teams.
Mon. Apr. 8 Friends of the Hughesville Library will meet at 7 p.m. New participants are always welcome.
Fri. April 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-school Story Hour at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South 5th Street. Register at the library or call 584-3762.
Fri. April 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book signing by author Raymond Howlett at Hughesville Area Public Library
Apr. 15 ELHS will feature a slide program on the Smith/Wallis gristmill at 7 p.m.
The Hughesville/Muncy Book Club will meet April 20 at the Muncy Library. April’s book selection is “Nemesis” by Philip Roth. Get your copy today and be ready for a lively discussion. The club extends an open invitation for readers. You may come once or every month, so try it out. The Library has a new collection in their glass display case in the main circulation area near the front doors. Stop in an check out the fascinating array of fairies, part of the collection of Mrs. Joanne Bennett. This intriguing and attractive display will be in place throughout April.