Hughesville Locals June 6, 2018
As I looked at the date for this edition of the Luminary, I was reminded that June 6 was D-Day, the beginning of the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944, and the beginning of the end of German control over most of that continent. Of course, at that time, 74 years ago, the Luminary was already celebrating more than 100 years of publication, and published many articles throughout World War II, about the events of that struggle, and about the local citizens who served, both abroad and at home. Our household was always aware of significant dates from that era since my father had served in the Air Corps and my mother was a teacher who saw many classmates and students leave Hughesville to serve our country. As we planted flowers at Pleasant Hill Cemetery last week I was pointing out to my grandchildren the large number of American flags and helping them understand that each flag represents someone who served in our military. It is very humbling to see how many have heeded the call to service.
Another way that local citizens serve our community is by volunteering to be a member of the local fire department. These men and women provide so much in service to all and deserve our respect and support. This week is the annual carnival, a major source of funding for fire and emergency equipment and training. I plan to visit several times and make sure to contribute what I can to help out, and I hope all our readers will do the same! It’s amazing how many people I see there and there is always someone to chat with or share a laugh, a concern, or just some good times together while enjoying some good stuff to eat.
Please be watchful for children in our neighborhoods now that school has finished for the year. There are many activities for kids and many will be walking or biking around town, so take time to be extra cautious at intersections and near the park or schools.
Weds. June 6 “Fairy Houses, Gnome Homes, and Leprechaun Lairs” Children ages 5 to 12 will construct whimsical houses using natural materials, in this first summer session at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street. Please sign up for a time slot.
Weds. June 6 Antique Car Parade starting at 7 p.m., forms at the Lycoming County Fairground and ends at the Hughesville Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival at the fire station, corner of Water and Railroad Streets.
Thurs. June 7 “Wee Make Music” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Thurs. June 7 “Basic Clothing Upkeep” program for tweens and teens at HAPL, 6:30 7:30 p.m.
Fri. June 8 Pre-school Story Time for kids 3 to 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Sat. June 9 Firemen’s Parade, complete with fire trucks and rescue vehicles from companies throughout the region. Let’s line the streets and show our support for those who give their time and skill to help keep us all safe and protected.
Mon. June 11 “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 mo. to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Tues. June 12 “Wee Explore Pets” for children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30 a.m.
Weds. June 13 “Rock Painting and Kindness Rocks” for kids ages 5 to 12 at HAPL, 2 p.m.