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Hughesville Locals Mar.21, 2018

By Staff | Mar 21, 2018

Can it really be true? The calendar says it is Spring! Mother Nature,

however, does not always bring us what we expect of weather, so don’t

put your snow shovels far out of reach just yet. This month has been a

true study of the unpredictability of March weather. The one thing we

can count on is variety!

While the most common sports for young people in our community are

team sports, some local teens are proving their abilities in national

competition in less common activities. One HHS student, Mick Wertz, is

on track to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. As a member

of the Sullivan County Shooting Team, Mick has competed in trap

shooting events, and most recently earned a Bronze medal in Mixed Trap

at the World Cup Shooting in Guadalajara, Mexico. This new Olympic

category is a co-ed team of one man and one woman. Mick’s teammate was

Aeriel Skinner who lives in California. In the Men’s Trap event there

were 57 competitors, only 3 of which were from the USA, and Mick

placed 10th, highest of the Americans. Please join me in

congratulating Mick for his outstanding performance, the result of

much determination and practice, and watch for upcoming events that

will help him earn funding for his Olympic run! Congratulations, Mick!

The Methodist churches in Hughesville are undergoing a transformation.

After a vote by both congregations approving a merger, the members of

Bethany and Christ churches are completing the final steps to becoming

The Beacon, a United Methodist Church. The congregation is currently

worshipping at the 111 South Second Street sanctuary while renovations

and improvements are made at the Main Street facility, and a new home

is prepared for the current Bethany Pre-school. Services are held each

Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and the congregation invites visitors and prospective

members to join them for worship.

Hughesville Events:

Thurs. Mar. 22 “Wee Make Music” for children aged 12 months to 3

years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL),

146 South Fifth Street, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Fri. Mar. 23 Hughesville Senior Citizens meet at noon at Hughesville Baptist Church, tureen and new members are welcome.

Fri. Mar. 23 Pre-school Story Time for children 3–6 years and their

caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Sat. Mar. 24 annual Easter Egg Hunt at Wolf Run Village, 10:30 a.m. Open to children under the age of 10. Bring baskets and help find all the eggs that residents of Wolf Run Village have hidden.

Sat. Mar. 24 Easter Egg Hunt at Bodine Park for up to age 9, sponsored by Hughesville Rotary. Starts at 1 p.m. and look for the Easter bunny! Rain date Sun. Mar. 25.

Sun. Mar. 25 Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. 6 p.m. Cantata at the Beacon. Use 2nd Street entrance.

Sun. Mar. 25 Fund-raiser to support Hughesville High School Baseball Team. Prizes include gift cards and lottery tickets, and there will be door prizes, 50/50, and silent auction, plus food and

beverages available. Tickets available from team members for a discounted price, and full price when the doors open at noon, with games starting at 1 p.m. in the HHS cafeteria.

Mon. Mar. 26 “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 mo. to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Tues. Mar. 27 “Wee Play” for children ages 2 – 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Thurs. Mar. 29 Maundy Thursday

Fri. Mar. 30 Beauty & The Beast, Hughesville Jr./Sr. High School play, 7 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 30 Good Friday