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Hughesville Locals Apr. 2

By Staff | Apr 1, 2014

April is the cruellest month. . .? was the opinion voiced by T. S. Eliot nearly a century ago, and I think many of us are apprehensive that this may be one of those years in which his sentiment is proven true! It is encouraging, however, that each day I notice a few more green shoots pushing their way up through the ground, heralding blooms of crocuses and tulips. The forsythia and lilacs are also showing signs of swelling buds, and so despite the forecast for more spells of cold weather, I’m sure spring will be here in full force before long.

There are many events coming up in the area to get out and do something fun. Volunteers from the East Lycoming Historical Society have been cleaning and rearranging displays and will be ready to open Saturdays and Sundays April through mid-December. Members of the society are also busy with preparations for the Annual Spring Tea. Reservations are being accepted at (570)584-2244 or (570)935-0344.

The East Lycoming Education Foundation was created to provide a way for the community to encourage excellence in scholastic achievement. The Christopher T. Secules Memorial Scholarship is administered through the foundation and this month you can help realized the goal of fully funding this scholarship. Tickets are available for a ?Hoss’s Community Night? at the Hoss’s Steak & Seafood House in Williamsport. When you enjoy lunch or dinner at Hoss’s on the designated day, a percentage will be donated to the scholarship fund. The scholarship fund will also benefit from a ?Wendy’s Community Night? later in April at the Wendy’s restaurant on Route 405. 10% of all sales between 5 & 8 p.m. will be donated to the Secules Scholarship Fund.

You’ll also want to mark your calendar for the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children in elementary school held at Bodine Park. This event is sponsored by the Hughesville Rotary Club. Rotary is also sponsoring an Electronics Recycling event later this month. It can be expensive to dispose of many types of electronic equipment, so this is your chance to clear out some of those old televisions, phones, computers, or other items that are collecting dust and taking up space in your basement, garage, or even on the shelf in your house. They do remind everyone that this recycling event is NOT for any items that contain refrigerant, like freezers, refrigerators, or air conditioners.

Hughesville Events

Saturday, April 5, noon ? to 3 p.m., Opening of East Lycoming Historical Society Museum, 66 South Main Street, Hughesville

Sunday, April 6, 1:30 p.m. Don’t miss this year’s Spartan Spectacular! Mr. Geoff Harman, HHS band director, and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, color guard instructor, have been helping the students prepare a great concert for your enjoyment. The concert will be presented in the HHS auditorium, 349 West Cemetery Street.

Saturday, April 12, 1 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt for children through grade 6 at Bodine Park, Hughesville, sponsored by Hughesville Rotary.