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Hughesville Locals April 29, 2015

By Staff | Apr 29, 2015

I was out of town for a week and was amazed at the way Spring had sprung while I was away!

Suddenly my daffodils were in bloom, the forsythia bush a riot of color, and tulips showing that the buds will soon be open. Of course, I returned just in time for last week’s snowflakes! This year truly seems to be one in which we will go almost directly from winter to summer. I hope I can keep my resolution to not complain about the heat. I had such a hard time dealing with the cold over the last several months that I promised myself that I will enjoy the hot weather but who knows what I’ll be like if the heat comes with high humidity! That’s a tough one.

There are so many things going on in town now, with school activities, service clubs, and church events filling up most of a weekly calendar. It’s great to see so much happening, and hard to fit it all in, especially since we all want to be outdoors getting the lawns and porches ready for summer. I got some exercise helping carry furniture from winter storage and trekking up and down stairs to find the things I put away in “a good place” last fall. Of course, each year I do this and spend way too much time trying to remember where that “good place” might be. Eventually I do find it all, but it makes for some frustration. Writing it down would be a good idea if I could remember where I made the list!

I’m determined to put our outdoor spaces to the maximum amount of use this year. There are a few minor improvements that I’m considering, but the most important ingredient will be plenty of friends and family sharing good times.

Have a great week! Let’s all hope for a gradual transition from spring to summer as we go through May!

Be sure to stop by the Hughesville Area Public Library on S. Fifth St. to see the Titanic memorabilia on loan from the collection of Lloyd Mordan. It will be on display through the end of April.

Hughesville Events:

Sat. May 2, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hughesville Rotary Club’s annual Pork Bar-B-Q at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Hall, on the corner of Water Railroad Streets. This is always a great meal and the club uses the proceeds for many community service projects.

Tues. May 5 American Red Cross Blood Drive at Hughesville High School. For more information, see the school district website or call the high school office during school hours.

Weds. & Thurs. May 6 & 7, 7 p.m. Arts Festival celebrating visual and performing arts in the East Lycoming School District. Displays and concerts will be held both evenings at the Hughesville High School gymnasium and auditorium, 349 Cemetery Street.

Preschool Story Hour will be on May 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Hughesville Libraryfeaturing a program on “Taking Care of Your Teeth” presented by a local dental clinic. Call to register your child at 570-584-3762.

Sat. May 9 The Second Annual Carz and More event to benefit the East Lycoming Educational Foundation. Registration begins at 9 a.m., judging begins at noon. There will be vendors, door prizes, music, and food. Join the fun and festivities and support a great cause.

Sat. & Sun., May 16 & 17 Central Pennsylvania Fiber Arts Festival, held at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. Local fiber arts guild, the “Fiber Fillies” will participate.