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Hughesville Locals May 6, 2015

By Staff | May 6, 2015

Could we have more perfect weather than what we enjoyed this last weekend? What a relief and blessing after the cold and challenging winter. All the trees, shrubs and perennials seem to have leapt into bloom, as though they, too, have been eagerly awaiting spring and are celebrating its arrival. Everyone I’ve talked to is hoping we can enjoy several weeks of “more of the same”.

It’s that time of year when we all need to keep our calendars up-to-date. There are many great things going on, so no one needs to wonder what to do.

Wednesday and Thursday are the days when the best efforts of students in all grades in the East Lycoming School District are on display at the yearly Arts Festival. Choruses and other musical groups will perform and artwork of an astonishing variety will be displayed in the gymnasium.

This Saturday is one that will keep folks busy from daylight to midnight. The East Lycoming Education Foundation will hold the 2nd Annual “Carz and More” show at the HHS/ Ashkar Elementary complex. There will be plenty to see and do, with judging of cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles. Visitors will enjoy the vehicle displays, vendors, food, and games in this event. Proceeds will benefit the foundation’s scholarship funds.

Saturday is also the Ray of Light Award ceremony at the community Arts Center in Williamsport which celebrates and honors theatrical performances by high school students throughout our area. Both of this year’s HHS productions have been nominated for awards. “Pride and Prejudice” was nominated for Best Play, and “Damn Yankees” was nominated in the Best Musical production category. Students Olivia Treese, Joy Doty, and Benjamin Nesselrodt were each nominated for individual honors. The event will begin with the traditional “red carpet” entry of each school’s performers, and the onstage ceremony starts at 2 p.m.

Hughesville High School students will close out the day with the annual Prom, held this year at the Acacia Club in Williamsport. You will probably see many young people dressed in their absolute finest attire, posing for photos and enjoying dinner as they head for this wonderful rite of passage.

Of course Sunday is Mother’s Day. I hope all mothers and grandmothers will have a chance to enjoy their families and will have a fun, relaxed day!

Hughesville Locals:

Weds. & Thurs. May 6 & 7, 7 p.m. Arts Festival at HHS.

Fri. May 8, 10:30 11:30 a.m. Pre-school Story Hour at Hughesville Area Public Library, featuring a program on “Taking Care of Your Teeth”. Register your 3 5 year old child by visiting the library or calling (570)584-3762.

Sat. May 9, 1 to 3 p.m. “Fiber Fillies” needle craft guild meets at the East Lycoming Historical Society museum, 66 South Main Street, Hughesville.

Sat. May 23 Annual Alumni Banquet for all graduates of Hughesville High School. This year’s honorees will be members of class years ending with “0” and “5”. The banquet will be held at the Hughesville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. with meal served at 6 p.m. If you’ve not been contacted by your class spokesman, information contacts are Thomas Smith at 570-584-3531 or Bill McCoy at 570-584-2277.