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Hughesville Locals June 11

By Staff | Jun 10, 2014

The weather certainly treated us well for all the events of last week, didn’t it? I am glad that the end of term celebrations for our local schools, including graduation, the annual memorial service at Old Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the firemen’s carnival enjoyed fair weather. This week we’ve been getting some needed rain and don’t have to be concerned with drought conditions developing. It does seem that a rainy week always follows the weekend on which we finally get our pool ready for use, but I’m sure we will have many hot days when it will be much enjoyed.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads! I’m trying to avoid giving my husband gifts that end up making more work for him. He always likes gift cards for local hardware and home improvement stores, but the result often means more chores but I guess it’s more fun to do the same old work with new tools! I hope all the dads get to relax and refresh on their special day.

Flag Day is being celebrated this weekend. This year is the 200th anniversary of the battle at Fort McHenry which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem which became our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. The flag that he saw is now restored and displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in the National Museum of American History, in Washington, D. C. I hope that every home in Hughesville will proudly display our nation’s flag, not only this Saturday, but daily, at least through July 4.

Now that the school-year has ended, students will have time to read just for fun and relaxation. Hughesville Area Public Library is ready for students in grades K – 12 to register for this year’s summer reading program. There are a number of special events planned for elementary, high school, and adult participants. The theme, science, gives the library many opportunities for fun and exciting sessions. Visit the library soon to see all that is offered, and encourage young people to discover the joys of reading for their own enjoyment.

Have a great week!

Hughesville Events:

Saturday, June 14, noon to 3 p.m. World-Wide Knit in Public Day. The East Lycoming Historical Museum will be one local site where you will find knitters and other fiber artists demonstrating and teaching their crafts from noon to 3 p.m. There will be demonstrations of knitting at 12:30, weaving at 1:00, arm knitting at 1:30, and crochet at 2:00. Stop by on Saturday for this free event. Information will also be available regarding the formation of a local yarn guild that will meet at the museum on a regular basis. For more information, contact Anita Wagner at (570)506-9902 or check out the ELHS Facebook page.

St Mark Church in Lairdsville on June 15 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a dedication of their handicapped accessible entrance and pavilion with guest speaker, Gordon Hiller. Picnic following worship service. Bring a dish to share. Everyone welcome.

Vacation Bible School at Baptist Church of Huntersville. This year’s theme is “Heaven: The Final Frontier!” and starts June 16-20, ages 4 yrs. to 6th grade from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 435-3440.