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Hughesville Locals Sept. 12, 2018

By Staff | Sep 12, 2018

Mother Nature has really overdone it with the liquid precipitation lately. I hope that the amount of rain we’re getting now will not continue into the cold weather and result in large amounts of snow! I love to have snow cover for most of the winter months, but a few inches at a time will suffice. Of course, there is no way to know what’s coming, so we will, as my uncle used to say, “take what we get.”

This weekend we have many choices of events taking place in the area. One of the most visibly exciting is the Rotary Balloon Fest, beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Sat. Sept. 15 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. I love to watch the balloons rising and floating above the trees and across our valley. It’s a lot of fun to visit all the displays and vendors who will be ready for everyone to come out and enjoy the day.

Another annual event is the Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds, from Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Packed with events for archers of all ages, vendors, and lots of great food items, it’s a great way to spend some time in the cool region along the Loyalsock Creek.

Hughesville Events

Thurs. Sept. 13 HHS Junior High Softball vs Montoursville, Home; versus Williamsport Cherry on Tues. Sept. 18, Home; at Williamsport White on Thur. Sept. 20, all games at 4:30 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 13 HHS Varsity Boys Soccer team has their first Home match when they play Southern Columbia at Home at 7 p.m.; on Sat., Sept. 15 vs Central Columbia, Home, at 7 p.m.; at S. Williamsport on Tues. Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 13 HHS Junior High Football team plays Warrior Run at Home beginning at 5 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 14 HHS Varsity Football plays at Home vs Central Columbia. Jr. Varsity plays on Mon. evenings at 6, facing the same school the Varsity played on the past Friday.

Sat. Sept. 15 HHS Varsity Girls Soccer team plays at Southern Columbia at 10 a.m. They will also play S. Williamsport at Home on Mon. Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., and Bloomsburg on Wed. Sept. 19 at Home, 7 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 15 Balloon Fest at Hughesville Fairgrounds

Mon. Sept. 17 “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Tues. Sept.18 “Wee Dig Nature,” a special program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL). Registration is required for this event where all members of the family will learn how animals get ready for winter, and participants will make squirrel puppets together. Please register and get more info by visiting the library at 146 S. Fifth St., or call 570-584-3762.

Weds. Sept. 19 The Christian Ladies Group will host authors and film-makers Steve and Martha Huddy, at 1:00 p.m. at Tivoli United Methodist Church. They will speak about the government’s seizure of the village of Alvira and 13 square miles of land in the White Deer Valley in 1942. A TNT plant, the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works, was then built to supply the war effort. The public is invited to attend.

Thurs. Sept. 20 HHS Junior High and Varsity Cross-Country teams compete at Mifflinburg at 4:15 and 4:30 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 20 “Wee Make Music” for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.