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Hughesville Locals Dec. 3

By Staff | Dec 2, 2014

This coming Sunday, December 7, 2014, is the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy and Air Corps centers of operations in the Pacific Ocean and region. Please display your American flag and honor our veterans of all conflicts and wars.

Thanksgiving was a wonderful, family-filled time in our household. Of course, there was more food than twice could be consumed, but there is a lot to be said for left-overs of all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes. My cranberry relish disappeared pretty quickly, with a request for having it more often, so I am content that no one left the table hungry.

Black Friday found me at the mall for a couple of hours. I hope that everyone who indulged in shopping had an equally un-stressful experience! Although we did not go until after sunrise (late, by most dedicated shoppers’ ideas), my daughter and I were delighted with the progress we made on completing our gift lists. This week I will be spending some more time shopping in downtown Hughesville, with a side benefit of getting my 5 to Drive entry form stamped and ready for submission.

The East Lycoming Historical Society museum had a nice recognition event last Saturday, honoring several long-time members as well as some who have devoted themselves, their time, and their monetary resources to helping to better the community through the preservation of its history.

They also unveiled a plaque which commemorates the donation of the museum building by previous owners George and Pauline Montgomery. The museum is a great place to visit, and there are several unique items offered for gift purchases, so stop by soon to see all that is available.

Advent has begun, four weeks of preparation for Christians who await the arrival of Christmas, the traditional celebration of the birth of Jesus. Local churches hold special services and events during this time please check with the church of your choice for specific worship opportunities, and take your family. With all the hustle of the season, its refreshing to listen to the real reason and meaning of this holiday.

Hughesville Area Public Library is offering a December special with a 50% reduction for all late fees and fines. If you have overdue library material, or have a balance on your library card account, this is a great time to pay off all fines at half-price and it will be a benefit to a great local organization. You might also want to see what’s available for gift-giving in the Friends’ Book Room.

Nice tote bags and note cards are also available at the main circulation desk.

Good luck with your shopping, wrapping, baking, and decorating!

Hughesville Events:

Daily through Dec. 7 GHBA’s 5 to Drive’s local business promotion at member locations in the Hughesville area.

Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Lycoming County Senior Honors Band concert at the Hughesville High School. The county’s finest student musicians will present a selection of music. There will be students from all the county school districts participating in this grand event. There is a small admission fee to benefit the LCBDA scholarship fund.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m. “Fiber Fillies” fiber arts guild year-end celebration at the ELHS museum, 66 South Main, Hughesville.

Sunday, Dec. 7 Hughesville Christmas parade with many attractions including Santa Claus, arriving at the Hughesville Fire Hall with GHBA’s prize drawings.

Sunday, Dec. 7 a moment of silence and a brief program at ELHS to mark the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor at noon.

Sunday Dec. 7 Breakfast with Santa, Jessica Hicks Foundation, proceeds help children fight cancer, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. a buffet breakfast at Picture Rocks Fire Co.

Sunday, Dec. 7, Open House from noon to 3 p.m. at Woodlands Bank in Hughesville. They just completed remodeling the historic building.