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Hughesville Locals Apr. 6, 2016

By Staff | Apr 6, 2016

Snow in April isn’t such a big deal. It may be a bit disheartening, but we know it doesn’t have a chance of hanging around for long, and in melting it helps prepare the ground for all the seeds to sprout. The wind, on the other hand, can make more of an impact than we would like. Last weekend some of the gusts really rattled the windows and I hear we may see more of the same in the days to come. I hope everyone has located their missing trashcan lids and other loose outdoor items.

There are many nice things happening this month in Hughesville. I was able to attend the open house at the Hughesville Area Public Library on Sunday. It is amazing to realize that it has been 10 years since the library opened its new facility and moved from Main Street. It was great to see so many folks in attendance (the refreshments were great, too!) and to see the many displays and featured sections. If it’s been a while since your last visit, dust off your library card and make your way to 146 South Fifth Street soon. You are sure to find something that will pique your interest.

The spring sports teams from HHS are having a great start to their seasons! I have seen great reports of many of our high school athletes and I encourage everyone to attend some games and matches and cheer for the Spartans! While you are checking your calendar and choosing a baseball/softball game, track meet, or tennis match, make note of the Spring Arts Festival, which takes place in May. The Spartan Chorus concert will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 15, 6 p.m., the HHS Band will present the annual Spartan Spectacular concert. This is always a great exhibition of band music, selections from the Jazz Band, and routines performed by the Color Guard.

From Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16, you won’t have to wait until May to enjoy an outstanding live performance of Jazz! HHS is hosting the 2016 District 8 Jazz Festival. Students from schools throughout the nine-county district, who were selected by audition, will rehearse together on Thursday and Friday and present a concert of jazz tunes open to the public on Saturday, April 16. Starting at 2 p.m. get ready to hear some great music!

Hughesville events:

Sat. Apr. 9 Fiber Fillies to meet from noon to 3 with a basket making class led by Nancy Randall at the East Lycoming Historical museum, 66 S. Main St. Call Anita at 570-506-9902 if you would like to make a basket.

Sat. Apr.16, 10-3 Rotary E-Cycling project at Ashkar Elementary School, South Broad Street, Hughesville. Gather up those unused, broken electronic devices and turn them in so they can be recycled.

Mon. Apr. 18 Amelia Earhart program portrayed by Meg Geffken at Trinity Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Recount her experiences and personal memories and learn about Amelia’s earlier stop in Hughesville. Sponsored by the ELHS.

Sat. Apr. 23, 8 a.m. to noon, free tree seedling distribution at the Rotary clock, Main & Water Streets. Every tree that we grow will enhance our community.

Sat. Apr. 30, annual Hughesville Rotary Pig Roast at the Hughesville Fire Hall, Railroad and Water Streets.