Hughesville Locals Mar. 30, 2016
Pennsylvania has been blessed with a very mild, lamb-like March. This year we didn’t see much of the “lion” aspect of the month’s weather in the transition from winter to spring. Although we all know that it isn’t impossible for us to have snow in April, I am relatively confident that this year won’t include that kind of event. Please don’t quote me on that!
The Hughesville Rotary Club will be very happy if April is balmy with fair skies on the weekends. The service club has 3 of its major events coming up this month. First is the increasingly popular “E-Cycle” project, a collection of electronic items that are being discarded. The club will be accepting items such as television sets, computers, and other items that you may find it difficult to dispose of through your trash hauler.
Second on Rotary’s schedule is the club’s Earth Day observance, a distribution of free tree seedlings. Members will once again be at the Rotary Clock, at the intersection of Main and Water Streets, handing out the seedlings. I have a couple of very nice trees on our property that came from this same project.
The third April event for Hughesville Rotary is the Annual Pig Roast at the Hughesville Fire Hall. This tasty meal is a major fund-raiser for the club and helps fund many of the community service projects that are undertaken by the club.
April is also a great month for enjoying some of the athletic contests at Hughesville High School and Bodine Park. The high school baseball team has their home games at Bodine and it is a great place to enjoy a game. Varsity Softball, Boys Tennis, and the boys and girls track teams compete at the high school complex, so it’s easy to find parking and good places to sit or stand and observe. Enjoy the wonderful spring weather and cheer for the Spartans!
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. Apr. 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 South Fifth Street. The staff will be highlighting all the programs offered by the library, as well as books, magazines, and DVDs. Light refreshments will be served.
Mon. & Tues. Apr. 4 & 5: W&NB (Williamsport & North Branch) Railroad Tour. Interested parties will meet at the ELHSociety Museum, 66 S. Main Street, Hughesville, at 9 a.m. each day to car pool and make stops along the route of eastern Lycoming County’s railroad, which was in operation a century ago. Charlie Hughes will lead the tour, covering half of the route each day. For more info, contact Charlie at 570-584-2244.