Hughesville Locals Apr. 25
Hey, Mother Nature! Can we have some springtime, please? I am not looking forward to jumping into full-blown summer with its attendant heat and humidity without at least a couple of weeks of transition. Of course, I will have to tolerate whatever comes our way, so I should embrace the vagaries of our temperate zone seasonal shifts and quit complaining. Do you think we can safely put the snow shovels away?
The HHS class of 2018 has a remarkable statistic. Three of this year’s graduates have been accepted to, and will be attending U.S. Service academies! Kade Heckel, Samantha Thompson, and Karena Hester have earned these appointments due to their academic and athletic excellence. Kade will attend the U.S. Naval Academy, Samantha (“Sam”)will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Karena (“Ren”) will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Congratulations to all three!
Congratulations also to HHS students Jacob Reynolds, Eric Karschner, and Zack Butler for their First Place finish at the FBLA Pennsylvania State conference! They will now be entering their Network design project in the National competition event. Their computer design and programming work is truly creative. We’ll be awaiting good news from the national event.
The East Lycoming Recreation Authority is the board of local citizens who are responsible for the administration and maintenance of Lime Bluff Recreation Area. This lovely park is a real gem, with a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including walking/biking paths, Frisbee golf, softball, bocce ball, or horseshoes, and playground equipment. Pavilions are available for reservation for picnics, and the authority is planning to add electricity in the near future.
The East Lycoming Historical Society museum is also open for the season and welcomes everyone to visit and/or volunteer. Displays are changed and redesigned each year, and newly acquired items are featured, so you will find things look different on each visit. They also have a variety of items in the museum gift shop for your gift-giving. Hours are noon to 3 on Saturdays and Sundays, with appointment times available for groups or pre-arranged visits.
Thurs. Apr. 26 “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. Apr. 27 Pre-school Story Time for children 3-6 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Sat. Apr. 28 Little League Opening Day Parade, 9 a.m. Starts at HVFD fire hall and goes to HHS.
Sat. Apr. 28 Lime Bluff Park will be having a spring cleaning day and opening day. The East Lycoming Recreation Authority is looking for volunteers to paint and weed, cut grass, groom trees, etc. to spruce up the park. The authority has plans for the addition of electricity for portions of the park in the near future. Work Day times are 9 a.m. until noon, and a light lunch will be served.
Sat. Apr. 28 Fiber Fillies meet at the ELHS museum, noon to 3 p.m. Join the group every second and fourth Saturday for needlework of all sorts and lots of fun and fellowship.
Sat. Apr. 28 Annual Spring Tea of the East Lycoming Historical Society, held at the Friends Church, South Third Street, Hughesville at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the society’s museum and events. This year’s program features Patti Gardner who will speak about her Native American ancestry.
Sat. Apr. 28 HHS Prom at the Acacia Club in Williamsport.
Mon. Apr. 30 “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 mo. to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Tues. May 1 “Wee Play” for children ages 2 – 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:30 a.m.