Hughesville Locals June 1, 2016
Remember when we were the age when summer was a time that seemed to stretch far into the future? We looked forward to the Firemen’s Carnival (which came in late July back in the 60’s) and the Lycoming County Fair that followed. There seemed to be an infinite number of days for running through sprinklers, climbing trees, and playing “kick-the-can” until the only light was from the streetlights and our mothers were calling our names from the front porch. Today it seems the beginning of June suddenly bumps up to the end of July and I start thinking “where did the time go?” I hope I can make the most of these early summer days, enjoying the porch swing and the patio, and really soaking up the summer. My bicycle is going to see some real use this year; I am determined!
We’re midway through “carnival week” and hope that the weather will smile on parades and amusement rides. While there is still plenty to do even on a rainy evening, the carnival is best when skies are clear and the pavement dry. If you haven’t made your way to the carnival grounds yet, make the effort to go out and support this worthy endeavor. Our volunteer firefighters are always ready and willing to help all of us, so let’s make sure that they have the benefits of the best equipment and training that is available to help them help us.
During the summer months many local churches change their worship schedule during the summer months, so be sure to check with the congregation of your choice so you can arrive at the right time. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville, is one of those who shift to an earlier (and cooler) time. Worship services will be held at 9:30 AM on Sunday beginning June 12 through Labor Day.
I’ve enjoyed several sightings of the International Space Station recently. It’s amazing to think of the phenomenal experience the astronauts aboard are having. While I may fantasize about circling the earth 16 times a day, once every 90 minutes, I don’t think I could handle being in a place where you can’t open the window. Same problem with riding in a submarine. I’m glad to be here in good ol’ Hughesville!
Have a great week!
Sat. June 11 Safety Day at Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville from 9-2. A fun-filled day of learning for ages 5-18. Sponsored by Lycoming County 4-H.
Mon. June 13 the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Hughesville Fire Hall, Railroad & Water Streets, from 1-6 p.m. to donate blood. Help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
Mon. Sat. June 13 18 Sign Up for Summer Reading at the Hughesville Area Public Library! There are events and programs for both children and adults, so dust off your library card and get in on the fun at HAPL, 146 South Fifth Street, Hughesville.
Fri. June 10, 10:30 a.m. Story Hour for 3 to 5 year olds at Hughesville Area Public Library. This week’s theme is “Fish.” Visit or call the library at (570)584-3762 to register.
Tues. June 14, 6:30 p.m. Summer Reading Kick-Off Event at the Hughesville Area Public Library. Family Game Night is always a fun activity. Join the staff and other families for a variety of favorite games in the Community Room at HAPL, 146 South Fifth Street.