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Hughesville Locals Nov. 11, 2015

By Staff | Nov 12, 2015

Veteran’s Day has arrived and a variety of observances and commemorations have taken place to honor those who have served in our nation’s defense. This year’s Lycoming County parade took place last Saturday in Muncy. The HHS band was among the many groups who took part in the event.

Our weather has been unseasonably warm, so it was a good day for a parade. The weather was also great last weekend for the annual Hughesville versus Muncy football game. I’m not sure if there was anyone left at home in either town! It seemed like everyone was at the game. Hughesville was victorious this year and will extend their season with a playoff game at Loyalsock this Friday starting at 7 p.m. Go Spartans!

This week is another chance to see a meteor display. The Taurid meteor shower, associated with Comet 2P Encke, has a history of producing meteors that appear as fireballs, often visible for several seconds as they burn up in the upper atmosphere. While Wednesday, November 11 is the peak time for this display, there is a good likelihood that some will still be appearing through the end of the week. Bundle up and see if you can spot some of these astronomical oddities.

Do you like good food, good company, and good causes? This Saturday you will enjoy the Annual Charity Event sponsored by the Evangelism committee of the Messiah/St. James Lutheran parish, comprised of the congregations from Clarkstown (Messiah) and Pennsdale area (St. James). The event is being held at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, at the corner of Water and Railroad Streets in Hughesville. Food service featuring a turkey dinner with all the “fixin’s” will begin at 4 PM. At 6:30 the auction of donated goods, including antiques, collectibles, and unique items, will begin. Throughout the evening there will be a “Chinese” auction for items of interest to adults and children. One lucky person will be the winner of this year’s quilt made by the quilters of Messiah Lutheran Church. This is a fun event that will greatly benefit local food banks and provide funds for the World Hunger Appeal.

On Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 12 & 13 parent conferences at all schools of the East Lycoming School District will be held. School will be dismissed at mid-day Thursday and parents will have the opportunity to meet with their children’s teachers Thursday afternoon and evening and all day Friday. If you haven’t scheduled your conference, check with your child’s school for an available time.

Have a great week!