The first day of autumn was perfect, wasn’t it? While it was a bit cool to start, it certainly confirmed many folks’ opinion that this is the best season. My husband and I took a hike on Sunday afternoon in World’s End State Park, enjoying the temperatures, the colors that have begun to show in the trees along the upper reaches of Loyalsock Creek, and the solitude. We were surprised that there were so few folks in the park, but I assume many people thought the temperatures were too cool. It was nice to experience the trails when we didn’t have too much trouble with overheating. I have heard that many prognosticators expect that we will have a rough winter, so I want to get outdoors as much as possible while I still can enjoy it!
As we approach October, I encourage everyone to be sure to have a calendar handy so that all the autumn events will be part of your schedule. Local churches, fire companies, and civic groups will be holding fund-raisers of many sorts and will provide many opportunities to socialize while supporting these worthy organizations. And, of course, school athletes are well into their fall sports seasons and are demonstrating the many skills they have learned. I encourage everyone to get out there and support the Spartans!
Congratulations to all the family and friends who have made it possible for Freezer’s Auto Parts in Hughesville to be celebrating the business’s 90th year! This is truly a Hughesville landmark, and a mark of quality in business.
Sat. Oct. 5 the folks in Eagles Mere will be showcasing Bi-Planes, Trains, and Antique Cars. This is the 5th annual festival celebrating the history of transportation in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Displays and events will be held in the village and “nearby” from 10 to 4. While you are in Eagles Mere, enjoy the shops, the museum, art gallery, and food offerings. Also, be sure to check out the offerings at the Eagles Mere Bookstore, where you’ll find books for all members of your family.
Saturday, October 5, starting at 1 p.m. a Fall Festival in Lairdsville, sponsored by the Lairdsville Community Volunteer Fire Company
Do you enjoy live performances of Bluegrass music? Would you be willing to help out a local child in need? Both things are possible on Saturday, October 12 when the Greenwood Valley Boys perform at St. Mark’s Church of Lairdsville on Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments served after the concert, but most importantly, a free-will offering will be collected to benefit 4 year old Isaiah Gray. Last winter Isaiah suffered severe damage to his eye in a sledding accident. Funds raised will help Isaiah’s family with his ongoing medical care and help pay for a prosthetic eye. Isaiah is the great-grandson of Helen Wheal who has been a longtime member of St. Mark’s Church.
Have a great week and enjoy the great autumn weather!