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By Staff | Nov 26, 2013

Samuel Clemens (better known as Mark Twain) would have been delighted to see the highly entertaining manner in which his story of a Connecticut time traveler was performed by members of the junior and senior classes of Hughesville High School last weekend. The actors, stage managers, stage crew, lighting staff, and other student participants, as well as their director, Ms. Lorrie Staivisky, are to be commended for a fine production. If you were among those who missed the HHS Class Play, I hope you will treat yourself to the joy of live theater at the next opportunity. Our dedicated theater and fine arts students deserve our support, so let’s fill up the auditorium!

Another winter sports season is beginning, so get your bleacher seats ready and check the schedules for both junior high and senior high winter sports. If you haven’t yet picked up a copy, schedules can be viewed online at www.eastlycoming.net. Click on “Activities”, then choose “Spartan Athletics” and you can see all the information you need. These student athletes depend on your support and you will have a great time cheering on the Spartans.

Remember that if you don’t have plans for Thanksgiving dinner, The Hughesville Friends Church is sponsoring and preparing a free meal for anyone who would like to join in. They will be serving from noon to 3 p.m., so head over to the Hughesville Camp on Race Street and enjoy the meal with old and new friends.

Many readers will have enjoyed their Thanksgiving celebration before receiving or reading this week’s Luminary, but I do hope it was a pleasant and fun time with family and friends. Our holiday tends to stretch from Wednesday until the weekend, with folks coming for get-togethers of varying sizes. As long as the turkey and pies hold out, it’s all good!

Now that we have come to the end of November, it’s time to plan for Christmas decorations. If you are like me and enjoy having a live or fresh-cut Christmas tree, there are many growers in the area that can help you find just the right tree for your holiday enjoyment. We have purchased from several of the local tree farms, and I have never been disappointed with the selection that’s available.

Among the many events that will be worth your time in the next few weeks, I hope everyone will take part in the GHBA (Greater Hughesville Business Association) holiday promotion “5 to Drive”. Visit any of the local businesses that are displaying signs for the campaign and get your entry ticket. Once it’s validated by visits to 5 participating establishments, you’ll be eligible for the drawing for a car and many other wonderful prizes. Let’s all spend some time shopping at our local small businesses.

Good luck to all those who will be searching the Pennsylvania Wilds for the elusive whitetail deer next week!

Hughesville Events:

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 29 & 30, 10 5, ELHS Train and holiday displays at the Museum, 66 South Main Street. Also open Sunday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 6, 10 9, Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 5, and Sunday, Dec. 8, noon 5

Friday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Community Tree lighting ceremony with church choirs, Main & Water Streets

Sunday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. Methodist Bell Choir “The Heavenly Notes” featured at Bethany U.M. Church, 2nd & Academy Streets, Hughesville

Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m. Christmas parade followed by Children’s Christmas Party at Hughesville Fire Hall. Sponsored by GHBA and American Legion.