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Hughesville Locals Nov. 2, 2016

By Staff | Nov 3, 2016

This time of the year the afternoon sun slants across our yard, creating an idyllic appearance of peace and contentment. This view from my window inspires thoughts of just how beautiful this season is, and how nice it would be to stop time and revel in the perfection of an October afternoon.

Of course, now November is underway, and we have a short few days until Election Day. Once Wednesday arrives, we can hope that we will be spared the onslaught of political ads that have been unavoidable for several weeks.

Much thanks goes to Hughesville’s Friends of the Library for putting together a wonderful children’s Halloween Party. Members and staff arranged lots of activities for the kids and it was well attended. No one went home empty handed with all of the crafts and treats they provided. We are so fortunate to have such an outstanding resource for our children.

Congratulations Joani Yagel for being nominated as one of this year’s Women of Excellence through the YWCA. Your hours of community service and helping others not only through Hughesville’s Family Practice Center, but as a lay minister at Friends Church are well deserving for the award.

On another positive track, I only have to look to young people in our area. Following the accomplishments of the Girls’ Tennis Team, some more Hughesville High School athletes have given us reason to be proud, with the victory on Friday of the Spartan football team over archrival Muncy! HHS will now compete in a play-off game against Wellsboro at Mansfield University this Friday night. Hurrah, Spartans!

Did you notice the scarecrows yet on the light poles downtown?

Hughesville Events:

Fri. Nov. 4, 7 p.m. HHS Football playoff game versus Wellsboro at Mansfield University

Sat. Nov. 5 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The “LEGO Construction Club” will meet at the Hughesville Area Public Library. Children ages 5 and up and their caregivers are invited, and pre-registration is encouraged.

Sat. Nov. 5, 9 3, Whether you are looking for Autumn/Thanksgiving decorations for your home, or decorations or gifts for Christmas, the more than 100 vendors at St. Nick’s Novelties will be able to satisfy your needs. This is the 21st annual craft show, held in the Hughesville High School, 349 Cemetery Street.

Tues. Nov. 8, Election Day. Polling location for both wards of Hughesville Borough is the Hughesville Fire Hall. Most local township residents will vote at their township offices. If you have any question about where you should cast your ballot, check with your neighbors, call your township office, or check with Voter Services at lyco.org online.

Fri. Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Be sure your flag is ready to display.

Sat. Nov. 12 Messiah/St. James Lutheran Parish annual charity event, held at the Hughesville Fire Hall on Railroad Street. A turkey dinner with all the “fixin’s” will be served from 4 to 6:30 PM. A silent auction of many themed baskets filled with lots of goodies, children’s “Chinese” basket auction, a live auction featuring many antiques and handmade goods, and a raffle of a handmade quilt and other sewn items, will follow the meal. Tickets will be available at the door. Half of the proceeds from the event will be donated to fight hunger in our area and through the ELCA World Hunger Appeal program, and half will be shared for the work of the two congregations.