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“Souper Bowl Sunday”

By Staff | Jan 28, 2015

Did you see a January thaw? If we had one, I missed it! And now we seem to be in a pattern of frequent, but not crippling, snowstorms. As long as the storms are quick moving and allow for cleanup and clearing of roads and walks, I’d rather see snow on the ground rather than the dreariness of cold, damp, rainy weather.

Hughesville has some areas that really take on a “winter wonderland” appearance when the snow is fresh and the sun shines. The several hills that surround the borough are so different, with patches of woodland and fields, interspersed with homes and roads. It’s interesting to see how different it all looks this time of year.

Local school students have completed the first half of the school term. They have had the occasional “snow day”, but the weather has only recently caused much disruption to scheduled events.

The high school basketball and wrestling teams are coming close to the end of their regular season competition. The boys basketball team will have their final game at Muncy on February 13. The girls basketball team is finishing their season with three home games, ending with a game versus Loyalsock on February 9. HHS wrestlers are now competing in District team events, with the individual Sectional meet on February 14. You have several opportunities to cheer for these student athletes, so head for the gym and root for the Spartans!

Other students are busy at work preparing for this year’s musical production, “Damn Yankees”. The show will be presented the first weekend of March so mark your calendar now. There will be many songs that will get your toes tapping!

I don’t know what to think of the many angles of controversy that are leading up to this weekend’s Super Bowl, but it’s fun to watch as people seem to consider it’s outcome as of national importance. The best part of the whole thing (besides an occasional witty or funny television advertisement), is the “Souper Bowl” meal and food collection that will happen at many local churches on Sunday. This has evolved into a great boost for food pantries all over the country who serve millions of people who need some assistance in providing food for their families.

Whether or not you are a football fan I hope you will take part and make this a great “Souper Bowl” Sunday!

Hughesville Events:

Mon. Feb. 2, 1-6 p.m. American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville.

Sat. Feb. 7, 4-7 p.m. Spaghetti supper fund-raiser for the Hughesville High School Drama Club, held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville. Tickets are available from any Drama Club member or at the door. Age 5 and under, free. Take-outs will be available from 4 – 5:30.