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Hughesville Locals Oct. 5, 2016

By Staff | Oct 5, 2016

October started off with some rainy weather, but it was a beneficial recharge for our streams and water table. Since the leaves are still mostly green, at least here in the valley, there shouldn’t be too much impact on the autumn foliage splendor.

Although the football team had a last minute loss to Bloomsburg on Friday evening, the Homecoming parade and coronation activities took place without rain. Congratulations to Autumn Avery, Homecoming Queen, and Megan Ryder, Homecoming Princess! All of the court members are wonderful representatives of the great student body at Hughesville High School. Also honored were this year’s inductees into the HHS Athletic Hall of Fame, Clyde Frantz ’67, Bill Babcock ’67, and Dan Smith ’72. Additionally, the HHS Spartan Marching Band provided entertainment with their regular marching exhibition pre-game, plus a selection of musical numbers at half-time. Bloomsburg’s band was unable to attend the game, so it was all Spartan sound.

Another Hughesville resident who is making us proud is Cynthia M. Wilt, who is a member of the Penn College surgical technology class of 2017. Surgical technologists make the operating room efficient while ensuring patient safety. The work demands attention to detail and procedures. They work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries. Penn College is preparing students to make a difference in the medical field.

Don’t forget that besides Varsity Football, the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Soccer, Girls’ Varsity Tennis, and Coed Varsity Golf teams all have competitive events this week and on into the month. Check your schedule and head over to the school athletic complex to cheer for the Spartans!

Hughesville Events

Thurs. Oct. 6, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. “Kids Color” for students aged 8 – 12 years. Kids are invited to Hughesville Area Public Library for some relaxing and fun coloring time with gel pens and colored pencils. Call or visit for registration and more information.

Fri. Oct. 7, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Pre-School Story Hour at Hughesville Area Public Library for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

Sat. October 8, 9 – 3, Fund-raiser at East Lycoming Historical Society museum featuring bargain prices for Christmas decorations, Princess house items, and much more.

Sat. Oct. 8, 10 – 4, 8th Annual Bi-Planes, Trains, and Automobiles event. Enjoy Bi-planes and Cars at the Eagles Mere Air and Car Museums that are located on Route 42 between Eagles Mere and Laporte, and visit the shops and see the trains in the Eagles Mere Museum in the village. There is an admission fee for the air and auto museums.

Sat. & Sun. Oct. 8 & 9, 9 – 5, 36th Sullivan County Fall Festival near Forksville at the Sullivan County Fairground.

Mon. Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Hughesville Garden Club welcomes Master Gardener Lois Velcroft, who will be speaking about planting bulbs in your gardens. The club meets in Stuempfle Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, Main and Academy Streets in Hughesville.