Hughesville Locals July 26, 2017
The lovely sound of a four-part choir was heard in concert last Friday at the Christ UM Methodist Church. The newly formed East Lycoming Choral Ensemble, in collaboration with the Hughesville United Methodist Charge Choir, presented selections of sacred music as a benefit for the “Food For Kids” program. Two years ago some HHS students saw a need in the community and acted to help young children whose families struggle to provide full lunches when there is no school. Jarett Dorman and Emily Eck established the structure, but have finished their high school careers, so the Hughesville United Methodist Charge has adopted the program. Funds were raised by the recent music event, but the need continues, so please watch for opportunities to help out with this worthy endeavor. I think it is likely that you will see future musical offerings from this energetic ensemble. If you like to sing, there are chairs available in all voice parts!
The Lycoming County Fair had a wide variety of weather through the ten-day stretch, including cool rain, thunderstorms, and blazing heat and high humidity. But, as always, the many vendors, exhibitors, and performers did their best to provide a great experience for attendees. My grandchildren particularly enjoyed the unlimited (except by their grandmother’s patience and stamina) rides. Despite choosing one of the hottest days to go to the Fair, we had a great time. I loved seeing reindeer, a zebra, and a camel, among the more locally domesticated livestock. I look forward to my visits to this local gem each year.
I am told that we can look for members of the Greater Hughesville Business Association (GHBA) to be holding some enticing Sidewalk Sales so watch for goods on display and see if you can pick up some bargains.
As we come to the end of July (can we really be this far into the summer?), we can look forward to the continuance of the evening displays of lightning bugs, brilliant stars for admiring on warm nights, and the ripening of garden produce. The challenge, of course, is managing to have things ready so that washing the jars, tending the garden, and firing up the stove to run the canner don’t all have to happen at the hottest time of the day. Thank goodness for air conditioners!
Looking for a place to find some inspiration for relaxing with a good book? Perhaps you are ready to challenge yourself to go back to school, or just delve into that topic that you haven’t found time for until now. The Hughesville Area Public Library is a great place to do all of those things, plus much more. Make sure your library card is up to date so that you can tap into all the resources in our Lycoming County Library System.
Thurs. July 27, 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 28, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Pre-school Story Time for children 3 6 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library.
Tues. Aug. 1, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Block Party” program at Hughesville Area Public Library. This is a self-directed activity for children age 3 and up. Caregivers are asked to stay to enjoy the creativity.
Weds. Aug. 2, 1 p.m. The Christian Ladies Group (CLG) will meet at Tivoli United Methodist Church. Susan Sprout will present “Spice Up Your Life”, a program about culinary spices. Women and men of the area are invited to attend the meetings of the group on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.