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Hughesville Locals June 15, 2016

By Staff | Jun 15, 2016

Many of you know that I am a fan of the fiber arts. While I have my college degree in music and stay active in that field, I thoroughly enjoy the act of taking a ball of yarn, or a length of fabric, and turning it into some useful, or impractical, item. I take projects with me in the car, even if we’re only going as far as Williamsport. An enthusiastic group of like-minded stitchers has formed the Fiber Fillies, a local group of fiber artists. Whether you are an expert or beginner, this group will be a wonderful place to practice your knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery, or any other handicraft that involves thread, yarn, fabric, or any natural product. There are occasional special basket-weaving events, or demonstrations of particular styles or methods which will help you produce your best work, and lots of fun and camaraderie with others who enjoy this artistic expression. The Fiber Fillies is an open group that welcomes all who share their interest. Bring your project, your smile, and have a lovely afternoon. The group meets at the East Lycoming Historical Society Museum on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from noon to 3 PM.

Graduation at Hughesville High School was on June 3rd and many of the newest HHS alumni have already begun new chapters in their lives. Summer jobs before college, travel opportunities before settling into a career, or getting a good start on “adult life” are some of the paths that these young people are experiencing. I hope that many of them will experience some of the wider world, but then return to Hughesville to help make our community strong and vibrant!

We had an opportunity to visit Germany for a short time recently and found ourselves remarking on how similar the countryside was to Pennsylvania. We visited the Netherlands American Military Cemetery near the town of Margraten , where nearly 10,000 American casualties from World War II are buried. I was not prepared for the intensity of my emotional reaction to the scale and impact of this monument to those who lost their lives in defense of our nation! It was very fitting that our visit was just a few days after Memorial Day. There are several American cemeteries in the area that was WWII’s “Battle of the Bulge .”

Let’s all keep our American flags proudly displayed through the summer!

Hughesville Events:

Thurs. Sat. June 16 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 17, 10:30 a.m. Story Hour for 3 to 5 year olds at Hughesville Area Public Library. This week’s theme is “Yummy!” Visit or call the library at (570)584-3762 to register.

Sat. June 18, 10 – 3, The Fiber Fillies, a fiber arts guild sponsored by the East Lycoming Historical Society, invites all crafts enthusiasts to bring your in-progress fiber arts project and/or a finished work to display for “World Wide Knit in Public Day!” There will be refreshments for sale, free admission, and a free raffle for those in attendance at this annual event at the ELHS Museum, 66 South Main Street, Hughesville.

Mon. June 20 East Lycoming Historical Society will have a membership picnic at 6 p.m. followed by elections and the award of the Robert Webster Local History Scholarship to a graduating senior from Hughesville High School. A program commemorating the 100th anniversary of Bodine Park and the history of DeWitt Bodine will also be given.

Weds. June 22, 2 p.m. Summer Reading Program Special Event for kids, “Grossology”. If you’re squeamish, take heart, things won’t get TOO bad! Call or visit the library for more information. This program is sure to be a hit with elementary aged children.

Fri. June 24 GHBA’s 18th annual golf tournament will be held at Mill Race in Benton. Proceeds benefit children’s parades, Christmas party and 5 to Drive event plus the Hughesville High School Scholarship fund. This year’s scholarship recipients will receive their awards on Thurs. June 16th at Country Fork Restaurant.