Hughesville Locals Nov. 14, 2018
I hope everyone was able to see the Lycoming County Veterans Day parade last Saturday. Although there were snow flurries in the morning and a strong, chilly wind out of the west, the sun shone brightly, the bands sounded great, and the floats and marching participants combined for one of the longest parades in Hughesville for many years. Please take some time to check out the “Hometown Heroes” banners that were added to the lampposts along Main Street.
Ashkar, Renn, and Ferrell Elementary Schools, plus Hughesville High School, all held Veterans Day assemblies at which the staff and students honored local veterans and presented musical selections and readings. It’s a great sight to see all the students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and to see the respect and attention they paid to the visitors in their schools.
The East Lycoming Historical Society is gearing up for the holiday season with another exciting schedule of Polar Express train displays and experiences at the ELHS Museum at 66 South Main Street. The museum will have expanded hours beginning on Friday, November 23 and continuing through December 23, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up some great gifts for everyone on your list at the museum. From books to art prints, plus a wide selection of handmade items by the Fiber Fillies, you can take care of a lot of shopping while you enjoy the displays and newly acquired items at the museum.
Sat. Nov. 17 Special Family Program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL) celebrating Native American Month. Patricia Gardner of the Ojibwa Nation will present a program featuring Native American customs from 1 to 2 p.m. Program participants will read “Bow-Wow Pow-Wow” by Brenda Child and make a beaded necklace. All materials will be provided. Please register by visiting the library or calling 570-584-3762.
Mon. Nov. 19 HHS Jr. High Girls Basketball at Home versus Williamsport Middle School – White, 7th gr. at 5:30 p.m., 8thgr. at 6:30. Games are played in the Ashkar Elem. gym, South Broad Street.
Mon. Nov. 19 East Lycoming Historical Society meeting in Stuempfle Hall (the social hall) of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main St. in Hughesville at 7 p.m. Mr. Jack Craft of the Sonestown Military Museum will present a program on World War 1, in observance of Veterans Day. This year celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the “War to End All Wars” and Mr. Craft will be bringing and talking about items from the war. Mr. Craft’s vast collection, which is housed at his museum in Sonestown, has to be one of the most complete and extensive in the country. Come and hear this distinguished gentleman who has dedicated his life to remembering the sacrifice and the achievements of all men and women who have served in the armed forces of this great country. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served following the program.
Thurs. Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day.
Fri. Nov. 23 begins 5 to Drive. Get your tickets and chances at participating businesses.
Sat. Nov. 24 HHS Boys Basketball tri-scrimmage at the Ashkar Elem. gym, 11 a.m. Both Varsity and Jr. Varsity will be playing in this kick-off to the competitive season.