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Hughesville locals July 12, 2017

By Staff | Jul 12, 2017

It is time for the Lycoming County Fair! There will be many opportunities for fun and food, so I hope everyone will get the chance to visit once or more. I always like to begin at one gate or another and work my way around the midway and track, enjoying several of my favorite food items as I stroll. It is also fun to check out the many animals that are being shown for ribbons and for the stock sales. Many local students belong to 4-H and bring their lambs, goats, cows, horses, rabbits, or fowl to show and compete. There is so much to see and admire, also, in the flower and hobbies buildings. Despite the usual heat and humidity, the attendants do a great job of keeping everything looking good and keeping a nice breeze going through the displays.

The Water Street construction project is progressing well, and I understand that no further work will be started until after the Fair, so traffic should flow smoothly, at least until after the 22nd. Then the section of Water Street from Third Street to Main (or at least to the alley between Main and Second) will be rebuilt, so there will be a detour once again. Please watch for these changes and be alert for any drivers who are not aware of the situation.

The Hughesville Area Public Library is continuing with Summer Reading programs and special activities, as well as the usual sessions for pre-school and elementary children. Of course, there are always many opportunities for teens and adults to participate as well.

The weather has certainly been summery, but it seems that on the hottest, stickiest days, I am too tied up with work or other commitments to spend any real time in our pool. I have hopes that I will be able to arrange things better over the next few weeks so that I can really enjoy having it. There have been several days when I would have liked to swim, but the temperatures dropped or the thunderstorms rolled in, so cross your fingers that I can be ready when the conditions are good!

See you at the Lycoming County Fair!

Hughesville Events

Weds. July 12, 1 p.m. The Christian Ladies Group (CLG) will meet at Tivoli United Methodist Church. Peggy Gingerich will bring essentials from a colonial kitchen and demonstrate how our ancestors used them. Women and men of the area are invited to attend the meetings of the group on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

Weds. July 12 through Sat., July 22: Lycoming County Fair

Thurs. July 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. “Wee Make Music” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library.

Fri. July 14, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Pre-school Story Time for children 3 to 6 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library.

Mon. July 17, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL.

Tues. July 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Wee Play” for children ages 2 to 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL.

Weds. July 19, 4 to 7 p.m. Annual Eagles Mere Flower Show. Sponsored by the Eagles Mere Civic Club, the show will be open to the public at the Community Hall on Laporte Avenue in Eagles Mere. Parking is available, admission is free (donations gratefully accepted), and refreshments will be served.

July 21 & 22 GHBA Sidewalk Sales. The Greater Hughesville Business Association will be giving away 3 gift certificates. First place is 75 dollars, 2nd is fifty dollars and third is twenty-five to be redeemable in participating businesses. Look for the green and white balloons. This is a new event for GHBA.