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Hughesville Locals May 27, 2015

By Staff | May 27, 2015

It seems odd to have an entire week left in May after Memorial Day, doesn’t it? I am enjoying the thought that this gives us another weekend to enjoy with friends and family. I’ll be doing some backpacking as several of us tackle the Old Loggers’ Path in northern Lycoming County. I’ve recently realized that while I have had opportunities to visit many places in the world, there are still places right here in our home county that are new to me. I plan to rectify that neglect by visiting some of these backyard gems this summer.

One of the busier weeks of the season is coming next week. The HHS seniors will be honored at commencement on Friday, June 5, and the local elementary six grade graduations and awards assemblies will take place throughout the week. With the Hughesville Fireman’s Carnival every evening and parades on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, I don’t think anyone can complain that “there’s nothing to do!”

Speaking of the carnival, I hope everyone will attend at least once and support the vital service these dedicated individuals provide for our community. If you like to bake, the firemen will be grateful for your donations of cakes or pies for the games of chance or food stands. Many small contributions will result in large possibilities for the department.

The East Lycoming Historical Society will hold its final Civil War commemoration at a picnic meeting on June 15. Singers are needed for this event. If you like to sing, practices have begun for a couple of simple songs to be present in four-part harmony. Attendance is suggested for at least one or two of the rehearsals which are being held at the Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South Fifth Street. Call the library at (570)584-3762 for details.

Hughesville Events:

May 29 & 30 Relay for Life of Tri-Town at the Hughesville High School Stadium. All are welcome for this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Sun. May 31, 2 p.m. HHS Baccalaureate for the Class of 2015. Everyone is welcome to help these young adults share a worship celebration as they finish their high school years.

Mon. Jun.1, 7 p.m. HVFD Carnival begins with the Pet Parade. Get your organization’s float ready, decorate your bicycle, and put a ribbon around your pet and line up for this fun annual tradition.

Weds. Jun. 3, 7 p.m. HVFD Antique Car Parade. This crowd-pleasing display of cars and trucks is always fun. Many lawn chairs will be lined up along Main Street for the best view.

Fri., June 5, 7 p.m. Hughesville High School Graduation at the football stadium, 349 Cemetery Street.

Sat. June 6, 5 p.m. HVFD Fireman’s Parade. Horns and sirens will delight young and old alike (except for my dog, who’s afraid of most loud things).

Saturdays, June 13 & 27, 1 to 3 p.m. Fiber Fillies fiber arts guild meets at the East Lycoming Historical Society museum, 66 South Main Street, Hughesville. This group is dedicated to sharing the enjoyment of all types of fiber arts. Membership is always open and assistance available for whatever fiber arts project you choose.