Hughesville Locals Oct. 31, 2018
November is upon us, and the chill in the air is very much what autumn ought to be. This year’s pattern of frequent rain is making it rather more dismal than it might otherwise be, but at least we aren’t facing the wild and destructive types of weather that many areas of the country have had. We will all be delighted to have some sunny days!
Hughesville is hosting the Lycoming County Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10. I saw some new and some additional flags in place on Main Street, and there are also a large number of Hometown Hero commemorative banners that were recently installed. I hope we will see a large number of people who attend the parade as we welcome the county and observe the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. Local churches and organizations will be marking that anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11 as well, with the ringing of church bells at 11 a.m. When you hear the bells, if you don’t happen to be in one of the churches, pleases join in a moment of reflection about the sacrifices made by people across the world to defend freedom.
Congratulations to Francis Frantz in his first concert with the men’s barbershop singers in the West Branch Chorus hosted by the Community Theatre League in Williamsport last Saturday, Oct. 27.
Thurs. Nov. 1 “Wee Make Music” for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 S. Fifth St., 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Please register at 570-584-3762.
Fri. Nov. 2 “Wee Play” for children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers at HAPL from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This station-based activity that encourages free play and also helps develop children’s fine motor skills, verbal skills, and creativity.
Sat. Nov. 3 The 23rd Annual “Saint Nick’s Novelties” Craft Show, sponsored by ELSA (East Lycoming Soccer Association). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hughesville High School. With over 100 vendors, Lunch available for purchase, and raffles throughout the day, this is the holiday craft event you don’t want to miss!
Sat. Nov. 3 Soup Sale at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main Street, Hughesville. No pre-orders necessary, first come-first served. Quarts of Chicken Noodle, Vegetable Beef, and Ham & Bean Soups will be available for purchase from noon to 2 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 3 The Celtic Martins perform at 2 p.m. at St. Basil’s Hall, 1 Churchill Street in Dushore. This Celtic family band is a favorite throughout the East Coast region.
Mon. Nov. 5 “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Tues. Nov. 6 Election Day. Make sure to make time to go to your polling place and cast your ballot in this mid-term election! All Hughesville Borough residents vote at the Fire Hall. You just need to know which Ward you live in. The election staff will be happy to help you if you don’t know for sure.
Tues. Nov. 6 “Pre-school Storytime,” for children ages 3 to 6 and caregivers at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Thurs. Nov. 8 “Wee Make Music” for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth St., 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Please register for this event.
Fri. Nov. 9 “Wee Paint” a station-based, family art exploration activity at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Registration required. Please wear your “painting” clothes!
Sat. Nov. 10 11th Annual Turkey Dinner and Charity Event sponsored by the Messiah – St. James Lutheran Parish. This year’s event is at the Muncy Area Firemen’s Hall in Clarkstown. Doors open at 3 p.m. with dinner served from 4 to 6.