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Hughesville Locals March 11, 2015

By Staff | Mar 11, 2015

What a lift to the spirits! Sunlight extending until nearly six o’clock in the evening makes it seem like we’ll be enjoying time on the patio or porch in a short time, doesn’t it? While it comes at the expense of getting up in the dark, Daylight Savings Time has come just when we all needed reassurance of the progression of the seasons, and that this year’s seemingly interminable winter will finally have an end.

Congratulations to Zach Fry! Another state wrestling medal for this student athlete, who is only a junior, so we can look forward to seeing him compete at high school level for yet another season. What a great performance, and what a great kid, too. I’ve known Zach for a long time, and I’m so proud that he has represented our community in such a great manner.

We are halfway through the season of Lent and several events should be added to your calendar. There are church services on Wednesday evenings at several area churches each week, plus the usual Holy Week services that will take place the first few days of April. Some churches are presenting special cantatas, and there are some fellowship/fund-raising dinners coming up.

Don’t forget that this week is ?Raise the Region 2015?, an online fund-raiser for local non-profit groups. Through the United Way and a $125,000 contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, this event stretches each donation made during the 20-hour campaign. There are many non-profit organizations that will greatly appreciate your donations, so be sure to check out the list and be ready to help ?Raise the Region?! This year, your donation to Hughesville Area Public Library will be matched dollar for dollar (up to a total of $1500) thanks to the generosity of local private donors. Other Hughesville entities that qualify for this event include the East Lycoming Historical Society and the East Lycoming Education Foundation. I’m sure that everyone can find at least one group that they would like to support, so make your tax-deductible gift before the Thursday midnight ending. For more info, check the website www.raisetheregion.org.

Watch for that first robin in your yard ? when we can see the grass again, that is!

Hughesville Events:

Fri. Mar 13, 10:30 a.m. Pre-school Story Hour at Hughesville Area Public Library. Please register your 3 to 5 year old child for this fun hour of stories, crafts, and activities by calling (570)584-3762.

Fri. Mar 13, 5 ?- 7 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 26 Fish Fry, held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville. Call the church during office hours for more info at (570)584-3490.

Sat. Mar. 14, 4 -? 7 p.m. Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner at Christ United Methodist Social Hall, 148 South Main Street, Hughesville.

Sun. Mar. 15, 9 a.m. A Lenten Cantata ?You Are the Christ?, Peter’s reflection on the life and death of Jesus, written by Lloyd Larson. Presented at Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 South Second Street, Hughesville.

Mar. 19, 7:00 p.m. local astronomer, David Reese, will be at HAPL to talk about the spring sky. He will do a lecture, with pictures, and if weather permits will then take the class outside to look at the sky. Please call to register 570-584-3762.

Sun. Mar. 22, 10:30 a.m. A Lenten Cantata ?You Are the Christ?, Peter’s reflection on the life and death of Jesus, written by Lloyd Larson. Presented at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 South Main Street, Hughesville.