Hughesville Locals Oct. 11, 2017
What a summer-y beginning of October we have had! At the time I write this we are awaiting the remnants of Hurricane Nate, which was in the Gulf coast states over the weekend. It will be a long time before the areas affected by this year’s hurricanes are able to be back to normal. It is awful to see the photos of the devastation the residents of southeastern Texas, Puerto Rico, and most of the Gulf Coast states have had to deal with. Also, of course, there are the people in so many of the island territories and nations in the Caribbean who have also felt the wrath of hurricanes this year. I hope everyone in our area has stayed high and dry.
It’s time for Major League Baseball playoff games and the World Series, but somehow this year I don’t seem to be able to have much enthusiasm. I seem to have paid far less attention to MLB than I have done in the past. It’s hard when we have to travel 3 or 4 hours to watch games in a stadium, and sitting indoors to watch games during nice weather doesn’t have a lot of appeal. I will probably turn on the games once the Series starts.
One of the things that have taken up my leisure time recently is our latest home renovation project. We moved into a hundred-year-old house 25 years ago and have been gradually updating most of the rooms in the house. Because of many factors, the master bedroom has been the room to which the least attention has been paid. We have stripped out the old lath and plaster and are now at the stage of rewiring and installing drywall, so you know this will be a lengthy process. I hope we are able to be back in there before Christmas.
Before I think about Christmas, however, I need to complete some Halloween costumes and decorations for the rest of the house. The warm weather has made it easy to procrastinate about fall stuff, and my patio furniture is still in place, so if anyone can add a couple of days in the each of the next few weeks, I should be able to get it all done! Have a great week!
Weds. Oct. 18 The Christian Ladies Group (CLG) will meet at 1 p.m. at Tivoli United Methodist Church. Women and men from the area are welcome to attend and enjoy the presentation.
Fri. Oct. 13 Homecoming at the HHS football game vs Warrior Run. The Homecoming Parade will precede the game and the Spartan Marching Band will lead the Queen and Princess courts onto the field for the festivities. All HHS alumni are invited to attend the game and enjoy watching the current Spartan team.
Sat. & Sun. Oct. 14 & 15 37th Sullivan County Fall Festival at the Sullivan County Fairground on Route 154 just outside Forksville from 9 to 5. There is an admission fee for attendees over age 12. There will be a very full weekend of family fall fun, including local foods and crafts, an art expo, and, of course, many lumberjack competitions and demonstrations.
Sat. Oct. 14 “We Build BLOCK PARTY” for children ages 3 and up at HAPL. There is no registration required for this self-directed activity from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sun. Oct. 15 Antique Tractor Pull at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds.
Mon. Oct. 16 “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South Fifth Street from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Tues. Oct. 17 “Wee Play” for children ages 2 – 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.