Hughesville Locals Nov. 19
Leaf disposal today is a lot different than the way things were done 50 years ago. I wasn’t plagued by allergies at that time, so my memories of raking leaves into piles on the street so my father could set them afire are pleasant. I’m sure many people do not have any nostalgic feelings for the tang of the smoky pall that hung over town in October and November in those days when each property owner was responsible for disposing of leaves. Today we don’t have the smoke and danger of out-of-control fires. I do notice that the sound of the leaf-collection truck and accompanying leaf blowers is audible from several blocks away, but it is a small price to pay for the service that is provided.
If you haven’t reserved your tickets yet, there is still time to call the HHS office to reserve your seats for this weekend’s Jr/Sr Class Play, ?Pride and Prejudice?. This stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s popular novel will be a great way to spend some time on Friday or Saturday evening. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Have you visited the East Lycoming Historical Society museum lately? The volunteers have been working to set up a new arrangement of historical artifacts and displays, and there is a train being set up for the holiday season. As a member of the GHBA (Greater Hughesville Business Association), the museum will be one of the places you will want to visit with your 5 to Drive ticket. Pick up your ticket on Friday, November 28 at any participating merchant, visit at least five GHBA member establishments, and turn in your stamped ticket by Sunday, December 7. Drawings for some really spectacular prizes will be held immediately after the Hughesville Christmas parade.
It looks like we’ll be staying bundled up for quite a while, with lots of wintry weather in the forecast. Be sure that any kids who walk to or from school have hats and gloves ? with the expected temperatures, the kids may give in and wear them when you’re not looking!
Saturday, Nov. 22, 1-? 3 p.m. ?Fiber Fillies? needlecraft and fiber arts guild at the ELHS museum, 66 South Main Street, Hughesville. New members are always welcome.
Thurs. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 community outreach with dinner at the Hughesville Camp and sponsored by Friends Church, 12-3 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, Hughesville Christmas Parade.?