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Hughesville Locals Mar. 23, 2016

By Staff | Mar 24, 2016

Despite the cooler temperatures of the last week, Spring cannot be denied! Daffodils are in bloom in many yards, forsythia and lilac buds are swelling, and the grass seems to be turning greener by the minute. It’s hard to stay indoors when the air is so mild, and it’s nice to know there are so many things going on in town over the next few weeks. Of course, Easter is this Sunday, so many churches are having multiple worship services from now through the weekend. Once April gets started, I think every weekend will offer a wide array of choices for all of us, whether you prefer to be indoors or out, so make sure to keep your calendar handy.

Hughesville borough will soon have a brighter aspect after dark. The borough, with the help of PPL, is changing all streetlights to LED fixtures that are expected to produce a significant reduction on the cost of providing lighting for our streets and sidewalks. I have noticed some that are installed, and also realized that the one nearest my house is of the new variety, and it was turned on Monday. It should be interesting to see what differences we all notice as the conversion is completed. I hope the lights will be an improvement in coverage as well as visibility, without causing too much light to shine into people’s homes.

Happy Easter to everyone!

Hughesville Events:

Thurs., Mar. 24 Maundy Thursday services at Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 S. Second Street, Hughesville, from 3-5 p.m., and at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville at 7 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 25 “Seven Last Words of the Cross” sponsored by the East Lycoming Ministerium, 12:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. service, both at Christ United Methodist Church, 146 S. Main Street, Hughesville.

Fri. Mar. 25 Tenebrae Service for Good Friday at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main Street.

Sat. Mar. 26 Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks will hold their 56th annual banquet at the Hughesville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Program will be a 56-year history of the organization. The club has raised over 325,000 trout and 15,000 ringneck pheasants since 1961. At the banquet they will release their spring 2016 trout-stocking schedule. To order tickets contact Rusty Bitler at 584-5780.

Sun. Mar. 27, 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service at Christ U.M. music by the charge Praise Team, and 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter Resurrection Celebrations at Christ U.M.

Sat. Apr. 2 open house at the East Lycoming Historical Society from noon to 3 p.m. Garman Zehner will be on hand to share his amazing photos of the Rishel Fire with those who could not attend the Nov. meeting.

Sun. April 3, 2-4 p.m. open house at the Hughesville Area Public Library, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the library’s move to its new location at 146 S. Fifth Street. The staff will be showcasing all the programs offered by the library, as well as books, magazines, and DVDs. Light refreshments will be served.

Mon. Apr. 4 & Tues. Apr. 5 meet 9 a.m. at the ELHS museum, 66 S. Main St. for a WNB Railroad tour. Car pooling will make stops along the rail line. First half on Monday, 2nd half Tuesday. Contact Charlie Hughes for more information at 584-2244.