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Hughesville Locals Nov. 18, 2015

By Staff | Nov 19, 2015

I was recently challenged to consider this question: What if you woke up tomorrow and had only those things for which you had thanked God today? Maybe we can all be sure to truly cherish all that we enjoy in our lives. As we approach our national day of thanksgiving, I realize that this has really been a wonderful autumn, hasn’t it? There have been few rainy days, but enough rain has fallen so that our yards have stayed green and the creek seems to be at a normal level.

Over the weekend I was bundled up for the football game – YAY Spartans! – and had to scrape ice off the car windows, but this week seems quite mild for November. I really haven’t been very motivated by the weather to think about Christmas decorating or gift purchasing. I suppose this would be a good time to get things out of the attic and ready, but I plan to enjoy Thanksgiving with family and hope to stretch it out as long as possible.

As we think of our blessings, many in our community will remember Brandt Snyder, son of Terry and Karen Snyder, who graduated from Hughesville High School in 2011. Brandt was an outstanding student, actor in both plays and musicals – remember how wonderfully he played the scarecrow in “Wizard of Oz” – and computer graphics designer who won awards at the state level. After college graduation this May from Emerson College in Boston, Brandt found what he considers his dream job as a junior video editor and motion graphics artist at Activision Blizzard in Los Angeles where he works in their art services department. His day-to-day duties consist of assisting with edits and creating graphics for a variety of different projects. Snyder’s assignments range from internal videos or game trailers to social media campaigns. I am so delighted that Brandt has achieved this level of success and wish him the best in this “dream job”! Brandt is currently living in California and I know his family is glad to have him visit whenever he can.

It’s time for live theater in Hughesville! Hughesville High School will present the Jr/Sr Class Play, “The Canterville Ghost” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. This fun show will delight young and old alike. Tickets will be available at the door. While the normal schedule would include a Friday evening performance, this year’s Spartan Varsity football team will be competing in a District IV playoff game and many of the cast and crew of the class play will be involved in that exciting event. Whether you choose the matinee or evening performance, I know you will have a great time at the show. Of course, many of us may have hoarse voices on Saturday after cheering for the football team Friday at Southern Columbia. Hooray for all these students and their accomplishments!

The Hughesville Area Public Library will be hosting a Family Movie Night on November 21st. The popular Disney Pixar film ” Inside Out” will be shown and will start at 7 p.m. so call the Library at (570)584-3762 to reserve a seat. HAPL has programs for readers of all ages and is constantly adding material that will be of interest to local patrons. Make sure to keep your library card up-to-date and see what the library has to offer.

Hughesville events

Fri. Nov. 7 is HHS football versus Southern Columbia, District IV playoff game.

Sat. Nov. 21, 2 & 7 p.m. HHS Jr/Sr Class Play “The Canterville Ghost” will be presented in the high school auditorium, 349 Cemetery Street.

Fri. Nov. 27 Greater Hughesville “5 to Drive” Holiday Giveaway begins. Prizes to be awarded can be seen in front of Doug Spotts Appliances.