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Hughesville Locals Nov. 12

By Staff | Nov 13, 2014

Thump . . . crunch . . . thud . . .these are not the types of sounds you want to hear from your car door! They’re especially unwelcome when attempting to raise the driver’s window just after taking the ticket at the tollbooth 100 miles from home ? after dark ? at 45 degrees. The window glass had slid down into the door and would not close. At least it wasn’t raining, and no one had to sit in the back seat on that side of the car. After a very chilly 20 miles, we visited a Wal-Mart, bought some clear plastic sheeting and duct tape and managed to get home without further complication.

It looks like we will be getting some weather that will be more like mid-winter than mid-autumn. I think it’s time to bring the snow shovels out of the storage shed and into the garage where we can get them without wading through any accumulation. Usually if I make that sort of precaution the weather stays balmy for a while longer!l

I hope everyone flew their flags, watched a parade, or attended a Veterans Day commemoration of some sort over the last few days. It is so important that we recognize the service and sacrifice of our service men and women. Now that it has been a full century since the beginning of World War I, there are many more books, movies, documentaries, and publications available about that great conflict than ever before. I have learned much about that time period and am grateful not to have experienced it first hand.

Just two weeks from now we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s easy to get carried away with preparing and consuming too much food, but I hope I can find the right balance. If the weather is nice, a walk after dinner is usually a great way to help the meal settle ? and boost my appetite for pie!

The day after Thanksgiving, sometimes known as ?Black Friday?, will be the beginning of this year’s GHBA ? Five to Drive? promotion. If you haven’t picked up one of the brochures yet, look for them at many local merchants and other locations. There are many wonderful prizes that will be awarded after the Hughesville Christmas parade, so be sure to get your ticket and visit at least five GHBA merchants and members to qualify for the prize drawing.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, Nov. 14, 10:30 ?- 11:30 a.m. pre-school story hour at the Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South Fifth Street. Visit or call the library at 584-3762 to register your 3 to 5 year old child for this fun activity.

Monday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. East Lycoming Historical Society meeting held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street. This month’s program will feature local resident and HHS graduate Mike Kilcoyne and his son Scott, who will present a wide array of information and displays on trapping fur-bearing animals in the wild. The program is free and open to the public.

Fri. Nov. 21 and Sat. Nov. 22 “Pride and Prejudice” at Hughesville High School, 7:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving dinner will be served free of charge at the Hughesville Camp from 12 to 3 p.m. for the Hughesville community and sponsored by Friends Church. This is a great time for outreach to neighbors who want to spend the holiday in the company of others.