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Hughesville Locals Nov. 9, 2016

By Staff | Nov 9, 2016

Now that the election has taken place, it’s time for everyone to take a deep breath and look at all the ways we can work together for the best outcome for our nation. I know that our local population can find many ways to make this area strong and supportive of all its residents. When we see a need, we pull together and often surprise ourselves with the outpouring of services, goods, and donations, and I expect that will continue. And thank goodness we don’t have to hear so many negative advertisements!

Last weekend the county Veterans Day parade was held in Montgomery. I was unable to attend, but heard many good comments about the parade. Thank you to the Hughesville High School Spartan Marching band for representing our school district so positively! Congratulations to Mr. Geoff Harman, Ms. Rae Temple, and all the talented student musicians and color guards for a tremendous fall marching season! The band will have many members going to Florida to perform in the Disney parks in Orlando later this month, and then will march in Hughesville’s Christmas Parade on December 4. Congratulations to the HHS Spartan Football team for advancing to playoff competition! I had a great time cheering on the Spartans this fall.

Hughesville Events:

Thurs. Nov. 10, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. “Kids Color” for children 8 – 12 at the Hughesville Area Public Library. Kids are invited to gather in the Community Room at Hughesville Area Public Library for some relaxing and fun coloring time with gel pens and colored pencils. Some of the works will be displayed in the library after each four-week session. Call or visit for registration and more information.

Fri. Nov.11, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Pre-School Storytime at Hughesville Area Public Library for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. If your child is not already registered, please visit or call the library at (570)584-3762. The library is located at 146 South 5th Street.

Fri. Nov. 11 Veterans Day. Be sure your flag is ready to display. Local school classes have been planning assemblies for recognition of veterans and their contribution to our safety and security.

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 p.m. A silent auction of many themed baskets filled with lots of goodies and for children.

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.

Weds. Nov. 16, 6 – 8 p.m. The Lycoming County Commissioners will hold a public outreach meeting to offer county residents the opportunity to ask questions regarding the proposed 2017 budget. The meeting for the eastern end of the county is at the Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South Fifth Street. The proposed budget will also be available on the county website www.lyco.org after November 15.

Sat. Nov. 19 the Library will host family movie night featuring “Finding Dory” starting at 7 p.m. Please call the library to register at 584-3762.