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Hughesville locals March 25, 2015

By Staff | Mar 24, 2015

Any bets on whether we’ve seen the last snowstorm for this spring? I don’t think I would wager much on that! We seem to have drawn the short (or long) stick for extended winter this year. Of course, these spring snows generally are good for lush growth of spring foliage and blooms, so it is a positive thing.

There are many positive things happening around town besides the melting of the snow. The annual high school musical takes place this weekend. There are around 50 students in grades 7? to 12 involved in the production of the Broadway show “?Damn Yankees?.” This is a 20th Century version of the legend of Faust (or Doctor Faustus) in which a man agrees to sell his soul to the devil for a cherished wish, ? in this case, for the struggling Washington Senators to beat the New York Yankees and win the Pennant. There are several twists and turns, songs and dances, as the story unfolds. You’ll be sure to enjoy the performance by our own talented group of HHS students. Tickets may be reserved by phone or through any cast or crew members, and will also be available at the door.

It’s been tough for the spring athletes to get time outdoors for baseball, softball, tennis, or track practices, but they have been making good use of the ?turf room?, formerly the site of the pool at HHS. Rain or shine, students can practice batting and fielding, as well as a variety of drills and exercises, so that they are prepared to take the field outdoors for competition. The teams begin regular games and matches this week so get your schedules so you can cheer for the Spartans!

Welcome greetings to a new Hughesville resident! Kyler Shaun Daugherty was born on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Williamsport Hospital. He is the son of Kyle and Kristin Daugherty of Hughesville and joins big sister, Kendall June. Kyler’s proud grandparents are Jerry and Wendy Daugherty, Mike and Cheryl Bower of Hughesville, and Richard Gearhart of Unityville. I have confidence that it won’t be many years before Kyler will be a Spartan athlete! I remember cheering for his daddy at Little League games when he and my sons were team mates. Congratulations!

Palm Sunday will be celebrated this weekend, so be sure to check with your favorite church for worship service times, and for their schedule for all of Holy Week. Many congregations will have extra things going on, especially Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week. If you don’t have a church ?home?, I encourage you to visit any of the local churches and see which one is the best fit for you and your family.

I have found oodles of daffodils and tulips breaking through the soil and defying the snow and cold! It won’t be long until we’ll be enjoying colorful blooms and fresh greenery! Hooray!

Hughesville events:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 26 ? 28, 7 p.m. ?”Damn Yankees?” presented by HHS students. Tickets may be reserved by calling the high school office weekdays 9 ? 3. Tickets will be available at the door, all seats are reserved.

Sunday, March 29 – Sunday, April 5 Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Good Friday, Easter