Hughesville Locals 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.
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